Wouldn’t it be great to have 15 extra minutes in a day?  Okay, okay.  You may be thinking:  “Fifteen extra minutes?  If I am getting a wish granted for extra time, I want hours!”

But if we had hours we would want more hours and then we would be even more exhausted than we are right now!  We think there just isn’t enough time in the day to do some of the small things we would like to do – like cleaning out a closet, reading a magazine, catching up with a friend or decluttering the junk drawer.

What if I told you that I could find you an extra 5 hours a month?  NO I’M NOT SELLING ANYTHING.  But I have a tip for you.  If you set a timer for just 15 minutes a day every day for 5 days a week that would be an extra hour and 15 minutes per week times 4 weeks a month is 5 hours in one month!  And times that by 12 months and you’ve just found yourself 60 hours a year to do something you’ve been wanting to do by using just 15 minutes a day 5 days a week.

Let’s start today.  What is the one thing you really want to do?  Tackle a piled up corner of the closet?  Sort through some clutter in the garage?  Go through that Tupperware cabinet?  Take a walk in the park?  Talk to a friend?  Send some thinking-of-you cards?  Start reading the book on the coffee table or spend more time reading the Bible?

Pick your thing.  Set your timer.  Do it for 15 minutes.  When the timer goes off, stop and go back to doing whatever you need to do.  Within just 5 days you will have spent an hour and 15 minutes doing something you’ve been putting off.   If you say you don’t have an extra 15 minutes, try getting up 15 minutes earlier or not watching TV for 15 extra minutes.  Just give it a try.  If it doesn’t work for you, then you know you’ve tried.

To be honest, it’s not solely my idea haha (the internet is filled with 15-minute ideas) but if you want to thank me for being a 15-minute miracle worker, then you are welcome!

Let’s get started.  Ready.  Set. Go Timer!