Turn that time you spend waiting
into productive moments.
How much time do you spend at these places?
Sporting/Music Events – the time before they start
Use the extra time to:
Catch up on some reading
Keep reading material (books, magazines, newspaper) handy in the car and take advantage of the quiet time.
Keep a small notebook in your purse or car. Plan fives days-worth of meals.
Waiting in a car line is a great opportunity to knock a few calls off your to-do list.
Relax with some music or a book on tape
An ipod and a set of headphones can go a long way in making the time pass quickly.
Arabia Marshall says
I hate for my time to be wasted doing nothing especially when I have to wait to get my oil change or etc. I love reading. So when know I will be waiting for a long period of time I always bring a book and ear phones for my music. 🙂
I think that is the only chance I get to read.
Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach says
I generally have my lab notebook where I can hack apart my latest ideas for my site with paper and pen.
Amazing what you can accomplish when you can’t ‘use your computer, but can still use your mind!
I agree. Sometimes I get more done without the computer.
Suresh Khanal says
Wonderful idea for a new post that offers some value on reading. Thanks Melinda, you’ve proved its not only 1000 words that makes up a nice post.
I’m in agreement with Barbara Ling. Carry a journal, always. I can’t understand how a writer of any sort could go anywhere without pen and paper. And a laptop or netbook or iPhone doesn’t count. You may need to sketch, or make a quick bullet list, or just jot down one word.
I find it wasting time if i’m waiting for more than 5 minutes.. there’s a lot of work
that need to be done. If I can only concur cooking and reading at the same time
to fit the time…nice post!
I spend my waiting time in reading something that may entertain me, have some food to eat or I simply sing my favorite songs that how patient I am because for me good things may happen when you wait.