20 Ways to be Productive When You Don’t Feel Like It

Updated: May 27

Some days we zip through that list of To-Do’s and other days we just don’t feel like doing anything. It’s only human nature. Tackling several small tasks can make us feel accomplished, even on the most uninspired days!


20 things you can do in less than 15 minutes:

  1. Clean out and organize 1 drawer

  2. Sort out random kitchen plastic storage containers

  3. Find 10 items in your closet to donate

  4. Clean a window

  5. Purge your shoes

  6. Walk a mile

  7. Run vinegar through your coffee machine

  8. Sort through one stack of papers

  9. Unsubscribe from unwanted email

  10. Read and recycle one old magazine

  11. Delete unnecessary photos

  12. Clean out your wallet or bag

  13. Send a quick note, text or card to a friend or family member

  14. Clean out under the kitchen sink

  15. Clear 10 e-mails from your inbox

  16. Toss expired food

  17. Change the furnace filter

  18. Clean off the kitchen counters

  19. Gather “homeless” items and return them to their proper home

  20. Clean behind the fridge or washer and dryer


What else can you think of doing? At the end of the day you’ll be surprised how good you feel about your accomplishments!



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