I first learned about the one minute rule while listening to the first episode of the Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast. Since implementing the one minute rule into my life it turns out that I usually spend more time thinking about it than it task to actually do it.
If something will only take one minute to do, you should probably do it straight away.
But I’ve been adding something else to the one minute rule to make cleaning up a breeze. When I am putting something away in another room, I will look around for something else to take with me. So rather than spending one minute putting away one thing, I spend one minute putting away two or more things. It’s the same amount of effort in much less time.
So if you’ve got something that needs to be done, and it will only take a minute or less, just get it done.