Start developing the habit of following the ‘one-minute rule.’ If something will take a minute or less to do, do it immediately.
There are an amazing number of tasks that can be done quickly that I often find myself thinking, “Oh, I’ll get to it later” – wiping a spill, sweeping the crumbs from my husband’s sandwich into the sink, rinsing a mug, hanging my coat on a hanger instead of throwing it on the back of a chair, and so on.
Once you start thinking, “take a minute,” you’ll find yourself handling tasks that become more onerous the longer you avoid doing them. (I can grumble about the crumbs on the counter or make them go away.)
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