My husband and I have a strategy to clear items off the to do list that are weighing us down in some fashion, body, mind and or spirit. We refer to our strategy as FIIF, Forget It In Five. Like most people we have lots of big projects to tackle or continue to make reasonable progress on, but it’s those little nagging items that start to drain us over time. We’re not fans of deplete and defeat, so we take an assessment of what we can get done in about 5 minutes that would be a game changer.
Recently our FIIF that was hugely transformative was to remove the outer plastic from our new windows in the kitchen and the bathrooms. For months, no kidding, we were looking at life out our kitchen window to the world beyond us with a filter. So on a recent Saturday morning, we trudged out with the stepladder and whisk, off came the plastic and the view from our new window was amazingly clear, (duh) remarkably beautiful and filtered with the lovely morning sunlight. In that five minutes our relationship with the outside world had drastically changed.
So often we tolerate things that get in the way of feeling more settled, more at ease, or more clear headed. Like many things in life, our attention, even if it’s only 5 minutes can be a game changer.
What can you do in five minutes that would:
- Clear your mind?
- Energize your body?
- Declutter your home or office?
- Build a morning or evening routine?
- Elevate your self-care?
- Enrich a relationship?
- Settle your spirit?
- Change your attitude?
I can give you my answers to each of these, but your choices come from your insights. Listen to the nagging voice of your tolerations and change it up in 5!