This one minute hack transformed my productivity (and my life)
July 7,2020 at 6:22PM UTC
I used to put things off if I didn't think I had enough time for them. I told myself that everything needed dedicated attention and ample time to finish. This applied for everything from emails to unloading my dishwasher.
Since my schedule and environment has radically shifted since COVID, I've started using this one-minute hack. It's literally changed my life — at least on a day-to-day basis — and it's incredibly simple.
If a task can be accomplished within a minute, you have to do it right away. Check your calendar and answer that email you usually would put off. Clean the bowl from lunch instead of leaving it in the sink. Send that text, make a quick phone call — just do it. It will only take you a minute.
I'm already feeling less overwhelmed and more on top of my life. I don't have an inbox of easily answered emails and my sink isn't piled with dirty dishes. The little things that once felt so stressful are not done with focus and intention, because I know I only need to take a minute.
Has anyone else tried this? I'm loving it and would love to hear of anyone else who's doing this or something similar.
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