Ever find yourself staring at the wall? Or maybe, you have some time between responsibilities, and you just don’t know what to do with yourself, so you turn on the tv or surf mindlessly on the internet… Don’t you wish you could do something productively? But at a time like this, who can think of something productive to do?
Here is an idea that might help you use your time productively, even if its only for a few minutes:
1.Make a list of simple, mindless activities that you know are good for you.
2. Cut out each activity and put them in a hat or box.
3. Keep it on hand and draw from it when you feel a little aimless. Or just draw on your way to your next activity, a few minutes doing something for yourself will do you a world of good.
Here is a list to copy and paste if you want to skip the first step:
Stretch and be aware of your breath for five minutes
Drink a large glass of water
Eat a piece of fruit
Eat a raw vegetable
Plank pose for 3 minutes
Write a letter to someone
Organize a drawer
Memorize a phrase in another language
Vacuum your living room furniture
Read a couple of pages in a textbook
Lay flat on the floor without moving for 10 minutes
Water a plant
Smile and remember something you find funny
Give yourself a foot massage for 5 minutes
Brush your hair and massage your scalp for 5 minutes
Brush and floss your teeth
Clean your purse or wallet out
Think of 5 things you can do well
Make plans to try a new recipe