Sometimes the clutter around us is so overwhelming that getting anything done feels impossible. It ’s for these times that Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project (www.HappinessProject.com) created what she calls the “One-Minute Rule. ” If there is something you can do in a minute or less, you should do it right away without procrastinating. Open one piece of mail, clean up one corner of your desk, put the breakfast dishes in the dishwasher. By doing just one thing, you clear out a little clutter. And, as Rubin says, order on the outside contributes to calm on the inside.