In our hectic lives, it sometimes seems easier to put off tasks and accumulate messes because we think attacking them will take too long when we are pressed for time. However, most of the time these small tasks add up and become overwhelming.
Creating a simple time-management system helps us complete our daily tasks in a productive and controlled way, and reduces our stress. So time management is important for our mental health as well as our productivity. If we don’t consciously create a system, then a less-than-satisfying system will take its place.
By completing little tasks within a 30-second time frame, we tackle small tasks that have a big impact. One of the most important effects is less clutter. We often speak of clutter in reference to our physical surroundings, but clutter also takes place in our mind.
This week’s challenge is recognizing simple tasks that can be completed in 30 seconds, and doing them. We can ease stress in our lives and get more things done than we think possible. Remember, these tasks are not intended to make your day more stressful; instead, it will make your life less stressful, more peaceful and simplistic. Don’t set anything you can complete in 30 seconds aside; do it now.
When you complete the 30-second tasks, it leaves you more time to focus on things that make you happy. Be Better.
Examples of some 30-second tasks:
Make your bed after you get up in the morning.
When you are finished with your meal, wash your dish and put it away.
When you are undressing, fold your clothes or put them in the dirty clothes hamper.
When you are leaving your car, clean out the items you brought into the car.
When you are cooking, wipe down the counter as you go.