What Could You Do in Five Minutes?

Write down a list of all the things you could do in five minutes.

Set an alarm for five minutes.

Hit start. Do the first thing on your list.

If you have the time, you can do a bunch of the things on your list now. If not, think about setting an alarm after you complete a project – finish an article, walk the dog, edit a chapter, write a chapter, finish a short story, cook dinner, etc. Or, every hour, take five minutes and do something on your list.

It’s only five minutes, but when you use them wisely, you can do a lot with them.

This might not seem like a divergent thinking activity, but by learning to use your time wisely, you can be more creative when called to do so and the creative side of your brain will be more-tuned to things in the midst of everyday activities, simply because you’re taking the time to do something different and change your pattern.

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  1. Cindy says:

    I love this! The creative muscle needs fine-tuning, too, and doesn’t your brain actually grow, physically, when challenged in new ways? This definitely qualifies as that kind of activity. Thanks for posting this!

    • Robin says:

      I love things like this, too. It helps me to realize that I can do more things that I do – and that my wasted time can actually be used for a purpose.

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