Do This One Task Every Day to Improve Your Life

You only need five minutes.

Rachel Yerks
4 min readOct 16, 2020


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I’ll get right to the point — doing one productive task every day will improve your life dramatically over time.

Obvious, isn’t it?

But this article isn’t written for the silicon valley types, the CEOs, any of them.

Ordinary people doing ordinary, mundane tasks every single day will lead better lives than ordinary people who do nothing for themselves besides going to work.

What qualifies as a productive task?

If you haven’t been keeping up with your life hygiene, everything can be a productive task.

Doing one load of laundry after not doing it for weeks. Cleaning up the kitchen, vacuuming the bedroom. Reading your child a bedtime story.

Anything you have been neglecting will improve your life once it’s done. It doesn’t need to be anything amazing like writing a book in a month.

Do one productive task a day — coming from no productive tasks, it’s a step up. You can increase the amount and difficulty of the tasks if you find yourself wanting more of a challenge, or want life to improve quicker.

Why would I want to do this if I’m already happy with my life?

Are you familiar with the saying, “it can’t get any worse”? It always seems to get worse, usually right after someone utters that phrase.

But the good news is, life can get better, too. Certain happy people play the lottery in hopes of experiencing more happiness.

You can build more happiness, with no luck involved. The higher you build yourself up, the less likely something small will upset you or set you back.

Improvements shouldn’t stop when things are ‘fixed’ — they should always be made to create the best version possible.

Always keep exploring ways to improve your life. Doing your laundry regularly [a repetitive, productive task] or creating the perfect loungewear wardrobe [a large, productive task] will improve your quality of life.

One productive task a day doesn’t seem like it…



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