Let Gretchen Rubin's easy-to-remember “One Minute Rule” change your life like it has mine.
Gretchen Rubin is one of my favorite authors and she’s particularly known for her research, writing and podcast on happiness. I’ve read and implemented many of her principles, but the one that has had the biggest impact on my life and on my happiness has been her One Minute Rule – “Whatever you can do in one minute, do it.”
But a minute isn't very long!
I’ve been ASTOUNDED at the things I can get done in one minute:
- The dishes in the sink can be either washed or put in the dishwasher.
- The chairs can be placed neatly around the table
- The folded pile of laundry can be taken upstairs and put away
- A pile of papers can be straightened
- A book can be put back on the shelf
- The stack of mail can be sorted and junk mail discarded
- A pair of shoes can be put in the closet
- A coat can be hung up
You can think of your own list, but what has been remarkable to me is that the One Minute Rule is so easy to remember that I actually DO remember it and put it into practice many times every single day. As Gretchen teaches in her new book, Outer Order, Inner Calm, this simple practice has not only made the spaces in my home less cluttered, but it has also contributed to a sense of calm and the satisfaction of knowing that in a world out of control, there are, indeed, SOME things I can control.
Who knew a minute could make so much difference?
Try Gretchen Rubin’s One Minute Rule today. It will greatly enrich your #HeartspokenLife.
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