As a working mom, sometimes I feel like there is not time in my day to do somethings I really want to accomplish. The other day I was just sitting chit chatting with the hubby and he said, make a list of things you can do in 5 minute or less, this way you’ll be able to squeeze in somethings you really want to get done – so I did just that and trust me, it’s a wonderful idea!

Now when I want to take a quick break in the middle of other tasks, I go ahead and do a couple of things from this list, depending on how much time I have. It really makes me feel accomplished and hence in turn motivated!

So here’s just a couple of things I threw together in the list, in no particular order:

  1. Return emails
  2. Do Alom-Vilom (meditate)
  3. Read a few pages in a book
  4. Water the plants
  5. Change flower water/feed flowers
  6. Make a smoothie
  7. Clean the counter-tops
  8. Do some ab workouts
  9. Make a grocery list
  10. Put on some music and dance around
  11. Go outside and check the mail
  12. Watch a short YouTube video
  13. Make a to do list for tomorrow
  14. Go through an old blog post and update tags/categories
  15. Just sit outside and take in the fresh air
  16. Call your mom/dad/friend and say hi
  17. Write a note to send to a friend
  18. Clean your everyday jewelry
  19. Clean up your nightstand/sink
  20. Put things away that are out
  21. Hang up clothes
  22. Turn on the news and see what’s going on
  23. Insta stalk folks!
  24. Come up with a few blog post ideas
  25. Go outside and walk around for 5 minutes
  26. Put on a face mask (then take another 5 minutes later to wash it off)
  27. Try a new quick hairstyle
  28. Clean out the photos in your phone – delete crap you don’t need or maybe just wipe it down!
  29. Clean out a kitchen junk drawer or just wash a few dishes or load the dishwasher
  30. Eat some chocolate – because YOU deserve it!

I hope you enjoyed these 30 things you can do in 5 minutes or actually maybe even less! I would love to know what things you would add to this list! I always need more ideas!

Have you read my ~ 25 things you can accomplish in 10 minutes…

~ Travel Wishlist 2020!!

Ok then, a lot of you reached out to me asking where was my 2020 travel wishlist post! LOL!! I didn’t realize so many of you loved and enjoyed this post so much! A lot of you also said it’s my list here that helps you plan your vacation destinations and I am glad for that. Atleast someone is going there 😉 LOL!!

Ofcourse this is a wishlist and in no way am I saying that this is all where we plan to travel to this year, I mean only if I had that kind of money and vacation hours, am I right…

I did a similar post last year too, and here’s where you can find that: ~ Top 10 Places on my 2019 Travel Wishlist!! And my top 5 picks for you…

So without further ado, here’s 10 on my wishlist for 2020:

Carribbean: Mexico, Jamaica, US Virgin Island, Dominican Republic!

Smoky Mountain National Park: Fall colors here are supposed to be gorgeous!

Europe: Anywhere would be fine, ok thanks bye!

More around Texas: The panhandle and other areas that are NOT Texas Hill Country! LOL!!

Arkansas: A quick road trip one long weekend?

Tennessee: Another quick road trip one long weekend+2 more days of vacay?!

Jordan: I have been following @visitjordan for a while now and that country sure looks magical.

Egypt: Coz I have a hubby who is a history buff – enough said!

Bali: My sister and brother-in-law went there for their winter vacay / to ring in the New Year and their pictures make this look like heaven on earth!

India: I know this is home for us, but LilMissK and I did not get to go to India in 2019 so it’s long over-due!

So what’s on your travel wish list? I’d love to hear…

If you follow me on Instagram (@nshrivas), you know we checked off Mexico from this list as we just got back from Mexico City and Cancun. I have added both to my highlight reel, and am working on a detailed blog post for each, so stay tuned to that… And to know more about our where-abouts, follow along if you don’t already!!

And, until next time, stay wanderlust-struck!