If you had an extra 15 minutes, what would you do?

What would you do with an extra fif­teen min­utes in your day? Frankly, I would prob­a­bly roll it into some of the oth­er things I’m already doing: who doesn’t need five more min­utes to show­er, five more min­utes of sleep, and five more min­utes at the car mechan­ic where there’s noth­ing to do but read your book? But in the spir­it of the ques­tion, which comes from my min­ing of Real Sim­ple back issues, here’s what I would do with fif­teen extra min­utes out­side of the nor­mal flow of my life. Fif­teen extra min­utes just for me.

I would read com­ic books. This is the same answer I give to the ques­tion, “What would you do with an extra $20 a month?” I used to col­lect comics, but most­ly to read them, not to save them for some future bonan­za. I miss read­ing them. I miss the expo­sure to all that cre­ativ­i­ty. But I have nei­ther the time, nor the mon­ey right now to indulge.

But I know when my boys start read­ing comics, and they will, I will enjoy read­ing them, too.

What would you do with an extra fif­teen min­utes?