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25 Things You Can Do In 20 Minutes Or Less

Inspire · Life · June 23, 2017

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I have done two posts before 25 Things You Can Accomplish In 10 Minutes and 30 Things You Can Do In 5 Minutes. Β I personally love posts like this and I always get such great feedback. Today I have a new one for you! 25 Things You Can Do In 20 minutes or less!

25 Things You Can Do In 20 Minutes (Or Less)

  • Vacuum your house
  • Mop the floors
  • Clean up one area of the house that’s bugging you
  • WatchΒ most of an episode of Friends
  • Go for a one mile walk (or run)
  • Do some ab workouts
  • Clean behind kitchen appliances
  • Do a closet purge
  • Take a power nap
  • Brainstorm blog post ideas
  • Get something accomplished on your to-do list
  • Write a to do list for the next day
  • Run a quick errand
  • Call your grandparents and spend some time catching up with them
  • Write snail mail to a friend or family member
  • Wrap a birthday gift
  • Order flowers for your mom just because
  • Do some yoga stretches
  • Reorganize a cabinet or two
  • Refold items in drawers or on shelves (I did all my dresser drawers in 15 minutes)
  • Back up your computer
  • Update your phone, computer, tablet, etc
  • Clean up your bathroom and throw out old products
  • Clean your makeup brushes
  • Read for 20 minutes

So there you have it, 25 things you can do in 20 minutes or less. These are great if you need a break from work, or if you just are bored and need something to do with yourself. I am someone who likes to be productive and I feel like these are all productive things that can be done. BONUS you feel so accomplished!

What things you can do in 20 minutes or less would you add to this list? Let me know below!

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  • 39 thoughts on “25 Things You Can Do In 20 Minutes Or Less

    1. Nicole

      Great list! Definitely some I should do more — like ab workouts, backing up my computer, writing snail mail and doing some yoga! Thanks for sharing!

    2. Nichole

      This is a great list for tackling things in small time frames. I’m not sure I”d ever get a closet purge done in 20 minutes though! πŸ™‚

    3. kara

      Love the list! One of my favorite things to do is set a 20 minute timer and just go to town cleaning. SO simple yet so effective!

    4. Kiara

      Yes to a closet purge! It’s amazing how much you can get done in a short amount of time. I recently went through my closet and it feels so good to get rid of old things.

    5. Katie

      These are great ideas. It’s amazing what can be accomplished in a short amount of time. I always put things off and when I’m done think “wow that didn’t take very long.”

    6. Charlotte

      So many great ideas! Clean behind kitchen appliances though… does anyone actually do that? Gulp. I don’t think I ever have! LOL, but the others I can totally get on board with, especially closet purges and blog brainstorming πŸ™‚ Hope all is well with you!!

    7. Kayla

      Really wish I could take a power nap right about now! I’ve had to get up every morning at 5 for work and it has not been pretty!

      Kayla |

    8. Trish

      I love this list! I have wanted to start sending more snail mail letters and cards, and love that you included that reminder here. Also — reading! That is a great way to spend 20 minutes.

    9. Debby

      I love this list. I could do all of them in 20 minutes except closet purge! I would just be starting to get organized by 20 minutes…which is why I guess I keep putting it off. I love your lists.

    10. Mistle

      Love that you put call your grandparents . I call my grandparents weekly to check on them. Power naps are always nice!! Great list girl!

    11. Cait Weingartner

      I often need to take a quick 20 minute break, especially after sitting at my desk for awhile, writing. This list is a great way to make good use of that time by doing something constructive! Such a terrific idea!

    12. Neha Saini

      Great list! The household ideas for under 20 minutes are really great. But what i would prefer for 20 minutes is a big power nap πŸ˜€

    13. katriza

      These are great ideas! I think the only one I seriously can’t do is a 20 minute power nap. I can’t do naps bevcause they turn into 3+ hours lol

    14. Southern & Style

      Thank you for putting calling up your grandparents and catching up with them on this post. I lost my grandmother earlier this year and I still wish I had picked up the phone and called her more often for twenty minutes, just to chat.

      xoxo, SS

      Southern And Style

    15. Nadia

      I am always an advocate for staying productive and on top of things. Though, sometimes the time limit is overwhelming and I can’t get anything done. I love the idea of setting the timer and getting stuff done in 20 min. LOVE the list of ideas πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing, lovely!
      xox Nadia

    16. Lena B

      Watching most of the Friends episode cracked me up – love that show. BUt seriously 20 minutes is a lot of time if you put quality into it

    17. Chelsie

      This is a great list and something I can refer to when I want to be productive but not spend a whole day cleaning! After I finish some blogging work, I’m going to go tidy up my office!

    18. Rachel

      I love this! Life is always so busy but if you think about the things you can get done in smaller increments they’re totally doable!


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