One Minute Rule – Instantly Make Yourself More Productive and Happier

One Minute Rule – Instantly Make Yourself More Productive and Happier

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

  1. Make your bed. I have read the benefits of making your bed in numerous books and is a favorite strategy of the Navy Seals.
  2. Put away your shoes.
  3. Replace the empty toilet paper roll.
  4. Hang up your coat.
  5. Wipe off the table.
  6. Clear a kitchen counter.
  7. Throw out old food from the fridge.

There are a ton of benefits to following “The One Minute Rule” including

  1. Creating a ton of small wins throughout the day.
  2. Reduces stress.
  3. Saves you time.
  4. Builds willpower.
  5. Boosts your level of confidence.
Author Bio
Lorne Marr
Lorne Marr

My passion for fitness began in 1981, when my father, Larry Marr, bought me my first Weider weight set.

Hearing the clanking of those weights and, more importantly, wanting to get buff to impress my buddies, created an obsession that has lasted a lifetime.  Staying active and following a health minded diet and lifestyle has allowed me to live a more productive, happier and overall better quality of life.

There have been some hurdles along the way.  When I hit 45 injuries starting piling up and made working out and playing sports more challenging. So I took a step back and reexamine my training and diet. I reached out to a host of experts within my Fitness community on how to maximize performance and optimize my health and hence the genius of FitAfter45.
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