My Favourite Ways To Be Productive In Only A Few Spare Minutes

Friday, September 20, 2019

I spent the majority of my summer commuting back and forth from Manchester a few times a week, as I was home for the holidays but still had my part-time job to attend. I therefore had a lot of spare time in my day - waiting for trains, during the journeys, breaks in work - and it soon became boring just mindlessly scrolling through social media. After a while, I really made an effort to use these moments throughout the day to be productive and do something useful, and so perhaps these ideas will inspire you to make better use of your time too!

Do my hair and makeup - by always having a hairbrush and some makeup essentials to hand, I could get ready for the day whilst on the go, for example during my train journey. Plus, it was definitely worth it for the extra half an hour in bed!

Work on my blog - whether it was posting on my Instagram story, commenting on peoples' posts or replying to emails, these little tasks were the perfect way to fill a few spare minutes and honestly made a huge difference. I also tended to type blog post ideas in my notes ready to work on later

Reading - my 45-minute train journey was the perfect opportunity to delve into a new book without feeling disturbed, and it also helped me to get ahead with some of my university reading. Just be careful that you don't become too engrossed and miss your stop!

Learn something new - I took the opportunity to learn my driving theory over the summer, and so every spare 5 minutes that I had I'd open the app and quiz myself on some of the questions. It feels nowhere near as intense as sitting down for hours at a time, but I was surprised by how quickly it stuck

Eat a meal - breakfast and lunch on the go became essential for me over the summer, and I was constantly grabbing a cereal bar or making sandwiches to eat while I was out. Not only does it save money, but having some food will leave you feeling ready for the day

I hope you enjoyed this little blog post, and I'd love to know what you do with your spare time to be productive!


  1. All of these are great ideas! There's always things to do with blogging, and I find myself using any spare time on it too. I hope all goes well with your theory test xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    1. Thank you! I always forget to do the little blogging tasks but once I do I feel like I could go on forever! And it went well thank you, I passed! x