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The “one-minute rule”

With this rule, you do anything that presents itself, right away, as long as you can do it in a minute: Hang up your coat, read a letter and toss it, fill in a form, answer an email, note down a citation, put a dish in the dishwasher, etc. 

Because the tasks are so quick, it isn’t too hard to make yourself follow the rule, but it has big results. Keeping all those small, nagging tasks under control makes you more serene, less overwhelmed.

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Productivity and priorities

One nice thing about the “one-minute rule” is that you don’t have to think about priorities, because you do anything that presents itself, right away.

And your productivity will shot up because you get so many little things got done quickly, so you'll have more time for the bigger tasks.

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