5 Minutes That Change Everything

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We’ve all been there. We’ve all been staring a task down only to not have a friggin clue where to start. So we end up not starting and instead, create stresses over how long it’s going to take once we indeed begin it.

Enter Marla Cilley. Marla created the “5-Minute Room Rescue” but it can be applied to almost anything.

The genius behind it is its unwavering simplicity. Instead of staring at your dirty room, the blinking cursor on a blank Microsoft Word canvas, whatever, just start and do that thing for 5 minutes and 5 minutes only.

Set an alarm to go off in 5 minutes and then without over thinking, begin. Pick up the clothes, throw those papers out, start typing. When the alarm goes off, stop and go do something else, completely different. But before you do, look how clean your room is, look how many words you got down on the screen.

Shocking, right?