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When I get off work every day I donate 15 minutes to cleaning my house whether I think it needs it or not. After about one month you have totally cleaned everything and gotten rid of most of your clutter.
The secret here is that after that one month of 15 minutes a day your house is easy to maintain and keep clean.
For many reasons -- including knees that need coddling to lack of time -- I usually exercise in increments of 15 to 20 minutes at a time, 3 or 4 times a day. I may not have 30 minutes or more at a time to exercise, but I can always find 15 minutes, and those few minutes are less intimidating, and thus more likely to happen, than a big chunk of minutes. It's also beneficial to my knees because they get a break, which means there is less pain and I'm more likely to do another 15 minutes later on.
I live in the city with a fairly vast transit system.
Leave 10-15 minutes earlier than usual and walk to a train stop that distance away from where you normally go. You will start out the day with a 15 minute walk. Do the same thing with 15 minutes at lunch and if not too dark when you come home from work.
By the time you arrive home, you have incorporated 45 minutes walk time into your day. 248
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