The Power of 5 Minutes

Brad Bartlett
3 min readNov 15

What if 0.3% of your day could change everything?

As freelancers, we often get caught up in the whirlwind of client demands, deadlines, and the never-ending quest for perfection in our work.

It’s easy to forget that taking a moment for ourselves is not just a luxury, but a necessity.

Recently, I discovered a simple yet profound strategy that has dramatically transformed my work life: taking just 5 minutes for myself each day.

Yes, just 5 minutes. It seems insignificant, but hear me out.

Why 5 Minutes Matters

Did you know that 5 minutes is merely 0.3% of your day?

That’s a minuscule fraction, yet it holds quite a bit more power than you may expect.

In those 5 minutes, I step away from my computer, put my phone on silent, and just be. Whether it’s sipping a cup of tea, meditating, stretching, or simply sitting quietly, this brief pause has become my daily reset button.

Lately, it’s been a quick jaunt around the block with the dog. 🐶

Some may think it’s a waste of time or that I should be working instead. But I’ve learned that quite the opposite is true.

These small yet mighty 5 minute breaks have been game-changing.

The Ripple Effect: Focus, Productivity, and Well-being

Since integrating this habit into my routine, I’ve noticed a remarkable shift in my focus, productivity, and overall well-being.

These moments of solitude allow me to clear my mind, refocus, and approach my tasks with renewed energy and clarity.

It’s like giving my brain a mini-vacation, a chance to rejuvenate amidst the chaos of freelancing.

I’m able to get more done in less time while also feeling calmer and more centered. The compound effect is powerful.

What starts as 5 minutes has a ripple effect on the rest of my day.

Why Every Freelancer Should Take 5

If you’re a freelancer feeling overwhelmed or constantly on edge, I urge you to try this. You might think you can’t afford to take a…

Brad Bartlett

Professional Freelance Copywriter. ( Musings on #freelancing, #productivity, #self-development, and more!