I recently started listening to Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project. One nugget that was uncovered in the early part of the book is “The One-Minute Rule”.
The idea is super simple: If a task will take you a minute or less to complete, do it as soon as you realize it needs to be done.
Some examples of one-minute tasks
- Make your bed. I have read the benefits of making your bed in numerous books and is a favorite strategy of the Navy Seals.
- Put away your shoes.
- Replace the empty toilet paper roll.
- Hang up your coat.
- Wipe off the table.
- Clear a kitchen counter.
- Throw out old food from the fridge.
There are a ton of benefits to following “The One Minute Rule” including
- Creating a ton of small wins throughout the day.
- Reduces stress.
- Saves you time.
- Builds willpower.
- Boosts your level of confidence.