Last fall I wrote a post about the power of one. You might want to read it so you know where I’m coming from.
Saturday was a rough day for me. I was tired. Very tired and emotional. I didn’t have very much motivation, and it was all I could do not to stay on the couch all day.
A friend posted on Instagram that she was taking advantage of the warm weather (46 degrees) before it got cold in a few days. That spurred me to take the boys outside. I reminded myself of the power of one. If I got the boys outside, they could burn some energy and maybe I’d feel a bit better. I could do this because I love them and they needed it.
While we were outside, they ran around fighting bad guys. I stood next to a tree that blocked the wind for me. They had fun. I brainstormed the power of one.
Today I’m going to share ideas of what you can do in one minute, also known as sixty seconds. It doesn’t sound like very long. However, when you’re discouraged, or you’re feeling overwhelmed by life, stop. Think about what you can do in just one minute. Some days it may take everything in you to do one minute of something.
That’s ok. You’ll be glad you did.
In one minute you can…
- Do 63 jumping jacks (I timed myself.)
- Chase your kids around the house
- Run in place and then pass out if you’re out of shape like me
- Pour yourself a glass of water and start drinking it
- Choose one healthier recipe for the week
- Write “I love you” in soap on the bathroom mirror
- Hug and kiss each child
- Put out and light a candle for dinner
- Take a tickle break
- Ask your kids for one thing they’d like you to do with them that day
- Make your bed the fast way–put the pillows in place and straighten the cover
- Put books back on shelves or straighten those shelves
- Clear out the junk drawer
- Throw away receipts
- Get out ingredients for a meal
- Toss old coupons
- Dust whatever you can in one minute
- Race the kids to see how much you can put away in one minute
- Spray cleaner in the bathroom and let it start working while you do something else
- Delete old emails
- Determine the first three things to do
- Listen to messages
- Clean off your desk
- Brainstorm ideas–blog posts, new projects, workflow solutions, etc.
- Make a to-do list to free your mind
- Choose a book to read later
- Count your blessings
- Take a deep breathing break
- Put on mascara and/or lipstick to help yourself feel better
- Get yourself a treat
- Recite a Bible verse
This list is just to get you started. Why not leave your ideas in the comments to inspire others to use the power of one minute!