I’m in the dentist’s office waiting on my hubby (one-car living means sharing things like dental visits), so I thought I’d use this time to give a quick update on my five-minute challenges.
The paper trail. My house is overrun with paper. Drawings, months-old homework and junk mail multiply like weeds. I have a stack in my kitchen, and there is a laundry basket full in my guest room. (The room is also known as Bev’s room, although my friend has yet to stay there). Last week, I dedicated a few minutes each day to taming the mighty beast. I handled the top of the TV stand and a side table in no time, but the dreaded monsters in my kitchen and ironing room (I mean, Bev’s room) are more than my five minutes can handle. But I haven’t given up.
Exercise. I know this one is crazy. There is no workout that will turn you into Jillian Michaels in five minutes a day. But, I’m giving it a shot. In the mornings, Mike drops me off at the garage stairwell. Climbing 12 flights of stairs with a computer, purse, lunch, coat, AND in 4-inch heels may not be the best way to work out, but it sure is a doosie. Yesterday, I did five minutes of Pilates. My stomach is sore today. That’s got to count for something.
Still in progress. A few days ago, I wrote about my need for alone time in the car. I haven’t tackled that yet. It’s still on the list, along with the five-minute manicure.
So, my journey continues, and I’m always on the lookout for new ideas. If you have any thoughts, or if there’s something you want me to try, let me know!
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