What can you do in 30 seconds?

by | Posted October 8th, 2013

30 second exposure photograph

This photographer used a 30 second exposure… at 10pm at night. (submitted to reddit by user onthenextlevel)

Whether you’re waiting in line, waiting for your computer to restart, or staring at the countdown for your leftovers in the microwave, your life is full of short chunks of time. It’s tempting to dismiss these as useless, but there’s a lot that can be accomplished in 30 seconds. My personal 30 second wonder is in the kitchen. For the duration of the microwave count, I like to clean up the clutter or wipe down a few countertops. It’s surprising just how much you can get done. Or, sometimes when I’m sitting in traffic I go over my to-do list and come up with a plan of action.

Check out some other ideas for those tiny moments of downtime here at Lifehacker.