⌚️One-minute miracles

How to feel better in 60 seconds or less

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Habit Example


Last week I asked you to hit reply and share a habit example of your own to be featured in a future email.

What I didn’t expect was for Merott, my good friend and creator of the best habit tracker ever (polarhabits.com) to share his own habit example!

Without further ado, here’s what he wrote:

“One simple habit that’s made a big difference in my life is tidying up my desk at the end of my day, every day, right before I walk out the door.

Because I do it daily, it takes less than 30 seconds to put things where they belong.

It means the next morning I have a tidy environment to come back to and start my day.

It’s easy to do, and it feels good to see the tidy desk, so staying consistent hasn’t been much of a challenge.

Of course, I track it with Polar Habits, so when I do forget, I get back to it the next day without feeling guilty about it.

In terms of advice, there’s not much to it, but I can say that sometimes it’s the smallest, most trivial habits that make a big impact in our day-to-day life.”

And honestly, I friggin’ love this.

It reminded me a lot of Admiral Mcraven who wrote a whole book about the positive effects of just making your bed each day!

Don’t work at a desk? Or already good at making your bed?

Earlier this year I woke up one day to find a pile of the clothes from the previous 3 days in a row heaped up next to my bed.

In my defense, they were (sort of) neatly folded… but piled on the floor, nonetheless.

I know they don’t belong there.

Why do they end up there?

Because every night when I’d peel off my clothes before bed, this little voice in my head says, “Just drop it here.. you’ll pick it up in the morning.”

Do I pick it up in the morning?

Heck to the NOPE.

So finally one day I got sick of the icky feeling of not putting my clothes away and vowed to never let that untrustworthy voice talk me out of taking 12.4 seconds to put my pants in my drawer and shirt in my laundry basket.

It takes the exact same amount of time to put clothes away tonight as it will in the morning.

But ya know what? Like Merott says… it just feels better to do in the moment.

My wife heard Delilah from KISS 98.1’s radio show call these “one-minute miracles”.

Basically, if something takes less than 60 seconds to do, it’s literally not worth putting off for later.

Just do it now!


Try it


  1. Think of a regular daily moment where you tend to put something off till later, but that only takes a minute or less to actually do

  2. Practice overcoming the voice in your head telling you to do it later

  3. See how much better it feels to do immediately instead of putting it off


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Introducing: Brain Snacks! 

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 “How do you make a skirt? You grab the nicker bock and a crumpet then you put the string through it and scrunch it up!? Oh sorry, I spit on you.”

- My 4-year-old



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- Kody


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P.S. This took 5 hours to research and write. It only takes you 5 seconds to share.

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