1. Drive the car out of the garage and open all the doors. Make sure you are on the side facing the neighbor's yard. Now plug in your leaf blower and blow everything out of the car. You may need to swish a clean cloth over the dashboard. There, done. Five minutes, max.
2. Write a personal letter full of charm with information on all the happenings in your life lately. Make several copies of the letter. Add a handwritten salutation and plenty of love at the end. Sign your name or nickname and address the envelopes and they will all think you wrote to just them and you have made lots of people happy. You can do the same thing with emails. Just blind copy the rest of the recipients. Attach a picture of yourself with a smile on your face.
3. Take a bottle of window cleaner into the bathroom with you when you are going to brush your teeth. While your teeth are being cleaned you can spray the mirror and sink faucet with window cleaner and they will be shiny clean by the time your teeth are sparkling too. Clean two whatchamacallits with one thingamabob.
4. If you are cooking a main dish make enough for two more meals and freeze the meals for the next two weeks. Not only does this save you time on a busy day in the next few weeks, it saves your waistline from expanding. By putting away the next two portions for the freezer, you won't go back for second helpings.
Now you have an abundance of time for yourself. For a bubble bath. Or a bike ride. Or a walk. Oh, you could take a small recorder with you on the walk to start a list of fun things to write about in your next set of personal letters. And be sure to carry a baggie to pick up bits of trash along the walk. Everyone likes a good neighbor.
These are a few hints I pass on to you. You're welcome.