Embracing the 15-Minute Rule: My Secret Weapon for a Driven Day

Hey there Driven Day community! Rivka here, and I'm beyond excited to share a little life hack that has been a game-changer for me: the almighty 15-minute rule. Life's busy, and we all have those tasks we'd rather put off—like organizing my computer files (I'm actually doing this as soon as I'm done writing this blog, no kidding!). 

The Idea: Making the Unpleasant Doable

You know the tasks I'm talking about – the ones that seem to sneakily stay on your to-do list. Sweeping the floors, sorting out the pantry – all those 'I know I need to do it, but ugh' kinds of things. Well, enter the 15-minute rule – a magical approach to turning these annoyances into little victories.

My Example: Taming the Digital Chaos

Take a peek into my day, where organizing my computer files used to be a headache. Now? Not so much. I assign a 15-minute slot to it, set my timer, and dive in. It's amazing how much I can get done when the pressure's on, even if it's just for 15 minutes.

Friendly Tip #1: Stick with It (Mostly)

For this trick to really work, I've found that around 80% consistency does the trick – that's about five days a week. It keeps things manageable without feeling like a daily grind.

Friendly Tip #2: Cheers to Small Wins!

Every 15-minute victory deserves a mini-celebration. Completing a small part of a bigger task feels awesome. It's like giving yourself a high-five and saying, "Go me!"
So, there you have it – my not-so-secret secret for a Driven Day. The 15-minute rule has turned those 'I'll get to it later' tasks into manageable, bite-sized accomplishments. Give it a try and let me know your next 15-minute challenge – we're in this together!

Happy accomplishing!

1 comment

I am very big on setting timers for tasks that I do not relish doing. I like 18 minutes – it has that Jewish feel of life!

Trudy January 11, 2024

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