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What To Do With an Extra Five Minutes.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | July 8, 2018

No. 1,526

From time to time you have five minutes to burn. You don’t want to just waste it.  So what can you do with an extra 300 seconds? Maybe more than you think.

Here’s ten ideas:

  1.  Make a list;
  2. Check a list you have already made;
  3. Make a note on something you recently did or an idea that you recently thought or heard ;
  4. Make a note on information you need to remember;
  5. Call someone just to check in;
  6. Check your appearance in the mirror and make adjustments;
  7. Take inventory of the tools, files and other objects you need to use that day;
  8. Put a few stray objects back where they belong;
  9. Count the cash in your wallet;
  10. Observe with a sharp eye what is going on around you.

Would doing even one of these things be worth 300 seconds? You might actually be able to do more than one of them in the allotted time.

Consider how often you get five minutes of down time during the day.  If you have five spare minutes per hour during a twelve hour work day, you have (yes, do the math) an extra hour.  How would you like to find an extra hour every day?  Well, you probably can.



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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