If You’ve Got Five Minutes… Make life easier

Yet another week gone by, sweet friends.  Can you believe how time flies?!

I wanted to start up a recurring post.  I was inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s “Happiness Project.”  Each month, Gretchen selects an area to focus on to bring more happiness into her life.  My favorite part of the book was her discovery of the “five minutes or less” rule.  This rule states, “If you can do it in five minutes or less, you do it”.

Whether you pick an outfit for tomorrow’s girls night or reorganize some emails, your life will seem more in order after these little tweaks.  The purpose of this endeavor is to help us all focus on, appreciate, and use the little free time we have each day.  We can all strive to maximize our time, with little additional effort.  It is truly the little things that can make or break a day.

If you have five minutes this week: Keep the kitchen tidy.  Wipe off the kitchen counters and put random dishes in the dish washer.


It’s as simple as that!  See you next week.

Katie Marotta Dawson

Katie Marotta Dawson is a wife, daughter, sister, teacher, Pinner, and now… blogger! Katie has grown to love being the new girl and has moved all over the U-S-of-A. After living in Nashville, TN for ten years, she recently moved to Geneva, IL with her southern sweetheart, Bobby. Katie and Bobby met in Nashville where Katie went to graduate school and taught first grade. Along with teaching, Katie enjoys any organizational project for home or classroom as well as attempting new recipes and DIY projects. Katie also has a deep love for children’s learning, development, and fashion. Katie is a firm believer in girl time, taking risks, trying new things, and following her heart.