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Adventures in Minimalism: Do One Thing

Do Just One Thing

Doing just one thing in a day alleviates the pressure that comes with trying to accomplish too much, which makes us procrastinate the whole day, doing nothing at all. One feels a sense of accomplishment and success. The one thing needn’t be too broad or too narrow, but can be stuff like:

  • Clean the room.
  • Declutter the cabinet.
  • Wash the car.
  • Give away useless stuff.

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Productivity Or Procrastination

We try to make a list of stuff we have to do in the morning only to feel pressurized or paralyzed.

The to-do list isn’t our enemy, but we become ambitious and put a lot more than possible in it. Big goals can be daunting and counterproductive.

Do Just One Thing

Doing just one thing in a day alleviates the pressure that comes with trying to accomplish too much, which makes us procrastinate the whole day, doing nothing at all. One feels a sense of accomplishment and success. The one thing needn’t be too broad or too narrow, but can be stuff like:

  • Clean the room.
  • Declutter the cabinet.
  • Wash the car.
  • Give away useless stuff.

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Step Away from the Spreadsheet

Shut off your brain and stop working. The tasks will still be there tomorrow—plus some more, because work can, and should, wait.

Look Back, Look Ahead

Review what you accomplished today, then make a to-do list for tomorrow. 

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