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A Fine Line

We all walk it. That fine line between doing too much and too little. I'm a fan of balance, but I've yet to find it.

So here I am.... days since I've written anything worthy of being published because I'm stretching myself in other areas. Stretching and balance... hmmm suddenly I feel like I need to squeeze in a workout... Back to topic.

I read a tiny article in a nondescript paper just a few weeks ago that helped in a small way to bring more balance to my crazy schedule. It's simple, but does take some thought. So here it is. Do you find yourself with 10 minutes here or there through your day? Do you usually spend a day cleaning the house and dreading it for the 6 days prior to it? Why not take those 10 minutes at random and forget an all-day cleaning spree?

There are times when I have a few minutes before picking up the kids at school. It might be a few minutes while I'm waiting for the laundry to dry, the water to boil, or while the kids do their homework. But each of those windows of time can be perfect for sweeping the floor, wiping out the bathroom sinks, picking up the living room, prepping food for dinner, vacuuming a room, or watering the plants.

 There are other ways you could spend this time too I'm sure. How about paying a few bills, writing a few notes, calling a friend, sorting mail, or just sit and read a book?

Just starting to look at your day in smaller increments could make a big difference in what you accomplish in your already hectic schedule. And it could even balance your weekly schedule so that you end up with what some people call "free time."

How do you make the most of your time?

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