Many of us have dreams and desires that we want to achieve, but finding the time to devote to them isn’t always easy.
However, finding just 30 minutes every day to work on an ambition is something within many people’s grasp. Thirty minutes might not sound like a lot of time, but you would be surprised at what you can accomplish with just this much time.
Do you think you could find a free 30 minutes every day? Maybe these ideas could inspire you.
Get a Better Job
Job-hunting isn’t easy, especially in this economy. However, if you decided you would apply to just one job opening every day, then over the course of a year you would have applied for a full 365 different positions.
You only need one of these applications to pan out to be in a better job. By spending a full half hour choosing a position and tailoring your resume, you are likely to have more success than if you spent hours sending a standard resume to every job advertisement you see.
Also, pay attention to what they need, not what they are asking for. For instance, if job posting is looking for organizational skills, military resumes might just be what they’re looking for, and you can spend your 30 minutes highlighting the organizational skills you developed during your service. Even though you don’t have that specific degree they’re requesting, you could have the experience they really want.
Improve Your Health
According to the Center for Disease Control, every adult needs at least 150 minutes of exercise each week to keep their body healthy – that’s 30 minutes a day, five days a week. What’s great is you don’t need a continuous 30 minutes free every day.
According to the CDC as long as you are being vigorous in your efforts, you can break that time up into three 10 minute or two 15 minute sessions. A 30 minute jog every morning or evening and some weight lifting once or twice a week will have you feeling better and keep your body healthy.
Learn Something New
If you can’t find 30 minutes in your day when you aren’t doing something else, then you might be feeling discouraged. However, consider whether or not some of your time could also be spent on something productive.
For example, do you have a long commute? Rather than listening to talk radio or reading the newspaper on the train, why not use that time for something productive? Switch off the radio and turn on a language learning audiobook or CD. Instead of reading the paper why not read a beginner’s guide to something that could help you in your career?
Just spending a half an hour working on vocabulary or learning mathematical formulas will add up when you do it every single day.
Guest Author Byline: This is a guest post by Carly who blogs on everything from writing military resumes to being productive.