Everyone has spare minutes that are just wasted away throughout the day. What if you used that lost time to make positive changes in your life?
This book will guide you on a path of self-discovery through personal growth & empowerment to lead a more meaningful, mindful life by turning lost minutes into Living Minutes.
Life is too short - live a meaningful life, one Minute at at time!
Do you ever feel like there’s never any time to do the things that you’d like to do? Or perhaps are you retired and simply want to make the most out of life?
Let me guide you through a fun and innovative way to find the time to pursue your passions and live your best life possible.
If you’ve ever worked in fast food, then you’ve probably been told that if you’ve got time to lean, then you’ve got time to clean. In today’s ever-demanding world, it seems like many of us don’t have the time to breathe, nonetheless lean or clean. But in reality, everyone has spare minutes that are just wasted away throughout the day.
What if you maximized that lost time to start making positive changes in your life? Learn how to reconnect with a lost passion, work on fun puzzles to prevent mental decline, or even get your blood pumping, all one minute at a time. By reclaiming these lost, precious moments, you’ll enrich your life in new and exciting ways.
In this book, you’ll be introduced to the philosophy of living your life one Minute at a time. You’ll find over 120 activities that, when done throughout the day, will help you live your life instead of watching it pass you by. Start with a mere ten activities, just ten minutes spread out over the day, and work your way up from there. From sitting at a traffic light to waiting in line at the store or the doctor’s office, there are plenty of lost moments that can be filled with meaning and purpose.
Remember — If you’ve got time to lean, you’ve got time to dream!
In my book, you'll learn how to find spare minutes and use them to live your best possible life by turning those lost minutes into Living Minutes.
Pick a few activities and the next time you're waiting in line or at a traffic light, try one out! See some simple examples below.
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Whether you want to brush up on that high school French or learn Norwegian on your own, you can do so in just minutes a day! The actual learning part may require you sitting down with a book for 30-60 minutes a few times a week, but vocabulary or verb conjugations can be easily reviewed one Minute at a time. Make some flashcards and keep them handy.
Math can be hard for some people, while other people pick it up rather easily. Many of us tend to forget the basic arithmetic we learned in school, especially basic multiplication and division. Sure, you can whip our your smart phone while at the grocery store, but that won't help work your brain and keep it healthy. Do math in your head or relearn some basic arithmetic when you have a Minute to spare.
Trying to read a fiction novel one minute at a time is not only frustrating, but it takes away from the goals of fiction - entertainment and escape. It's hard to read a story one minute at a time, but a technical book where you learn something may be best read in small chunks. Do you want to learn to garden? To run a half marathon? To build a treehouse? To learn basic home how-tos? Whatever you want to learn, grab a book and learn one Minute at a time.
Aside from learning new stuff, we also need to nourish our brains. Our brains require about 20% of our calorie intake, so drink and eat foods that will keep your brain well fed. A good brain needs good nutrition. Green tea is a great way to keep hydrated and feeling refreshed in a brain-healthy way.
Just as we have to exercise our bodies, we need to exercise our brains to keep them young and healthy. Doing everyday tasks in a different manner is one way to achieve this. Take a Minute and read a paragraph of text upside down. Bonus if it's in a foreign language!
Think back to the first person you interacted with today outside of your home. Try to recall five details about that person. What were they wearing? Did they have on any jewelry? How did they wear their hair? What did they sound like? Etc.
The classic core strengthening exercise, take a Minute and do the plank. If your core is weak, you might not last a full 60 seconds, others may last longer. Maintain the plank for as long as you can.
Take a Minute and work on those abs! Crunches, reverse crunches, side crunches, and so on - any ab exercise will do. Or do a variety. Just do a Minute's worth.
The squat is one I like to do during a commercial break, largely because it's quiet and doesn't involve a mat of some kind. Take a minute and do some squats to work the lower body.
I've never liked push-ups, largely because I used to get a painful ganglion cyst in my right write when doing them. Doing them on my knuckles alleviate that, though, so now I have no excuse. Take a Minute and do some push-ups. Start easy on your knees and work your way up from there.
I've always loved jumping jacks. Their fun and you get your blood pumping quite quickly in doing them. Take a minute and get those arms in the air for some jumping jacks!
I avoid elevators at all cost. I'm not afraid of them or anything like that, but I prefer the forced exercise that taking the stairs offers me. It may take an extra minute or two by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, but it also might not. Regardless, we'll count taking the stairs as a Minute you can use to building a better you.
Take a Minute to give your personal deity, the universe, creation, or just plain fate that you have what you have. It's easy to focus on what we don't have, so take a Minute to give thanks for what you do have. Be specific. Home. Car. Job. Family. Cold beer. Whatever it is you're grateful for, give thanks.
Take a Minute and daydream about where you want your life to go. What is your most important goal over the next week, month, or even year? What is the very first (or next) thing that you need in order to obtain that goal. Add that thing to the top of your to do list.
It's downright freaky how calming a few deep breathes can be. These breathes soothe the spirit and cleanse the soul, opening yourself to the wonders of the universe that surround you. Breathe in deeply through your nose and then gently out through your mouth. Repeat until your Minute is up.
There's something special about a smile. Not only is it a welcoming gesture to those around you, but smiling also releases serotonin and endorphins that can improve your mood, reduce anxiety, and relieve stress. Just try being upset when smiling - it's not easy. :-D
In the hectic lives we lead, it's easy to lose touch with dear friends. You still care for them dearly and welcome any chance to see them, even if it's years in between. But, one way to let them know that you still care and are thinking about them is to send a postcard. If you don't have their address, drop them an email or "hi" on their social media timeline.
In many homes, elves descend upon unsuspecting homes to sit on shelves and hide in cupboards throughout the month of December. This Minute takes inspiration from those pesky elves. Take a small rock or other token and hide it somewhere in the house. When someone comes across it, they have to take a Minute to be grateful about something in their life, either quietly or share with those around. Hide the stone somewhere new each day.
Turn lost minutes into Living Minutes.
For more Minutes on how you can maximize your life and potential, grab a copy of my book. Remember, great things happen just one Minute at a time! Good luck and happy living.
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