When I have a project, like painting, or cleaning I like to dig in and spend the day working on it. I remember many a Saturday working in the yard, or organizing the garage. At the end of the day a pile of trash is by the curb awaiting disposal. Something about completing a job and seeing the results just makes my day.
However, now life has become very hectic and a full Saturday to do a major project is no longer mine.
I have discovered the power of five. Instead of taking on a huge project and dealing with it in a day. I take a section and just get a little bit done. Then another day take on another section. Over time the project is done.
I also like to read. I used to be able to sit and read most of an afternoon. So now when I get a moment I read a page or two. I eventually get to read the whole book, but it doesn’t happen like it used to.
It is amazing just how much can be accomplished in just five minutes. Set a timer, have a plan, work with what you can. But don’t let five minutes pass, a lot can happen in just five minutes.