1–3–5 Rule

🌿 Let’s make this simple: When you’re on your feet all day, working all day, your shoes have to be comfortable, especially the ones you feet. If you take each day one step at a time, understand that you can not do an infinite number of tasks. Instead, appreciate that you can accomplish one big thing, three medium things and five small things being a mere mortal. So limit your regular to-do list to those nine things.

🌿 Scoring System (Readable)

  • We have t being a particular Tasks, d being a particular Days, f being a particular Joy-Sparking-Friends, h being a particular Life-Enhancing-Regular-Habits
  • Friends is actually a kind of Habits
  • t is-a Zeros MEANS “I would be minimal satisfied with my day if I get this this done”
  • “talking with f” is-a Zeros
  • “meditate for 5 minutes” is-a Habits
  • f, h is-a Zeros
  • t is-a Ones MEANS “I would be satisfied with my day if I get this and only this done”
  • t is-a Threes MEANS “I would be very happy with my day if I get this done after my ‘one’”
  • t is-a Fives MEANS “I would be feel blissed out about my day if I get this after my One and Threes”
  • Score(t) = 0.1 when t is DONE and t is-a Zeros
  • Score(t) = 5 when t is DONE and t is-a Ones
  • Score(t) = 3 when t is DONE and t is-a Threes
  • Score(t) = 1 when t is DONE and t is-a Fives
  • Score(d) = sum of all S(t_i)

🌿 Scoring System (Formal)

  • A guide for non-mathematician, ∈ can be read as “is a type of”, ⊂ can be read as “is a kind of”, → can be read as “implies”
  • Let t ∈ Tasks, d ∈ Days, f ∈ Joy-Sparking-Friends, h ∈ Life-Enhancing-Regular-Habits
  • Friends ⊂ Habits
  • t ∈ Zeros → “I would be minimal satisfied with my day if I get this this done”
  • “talking with f” ∈ Zeros
  • “meditate for 5 minutes” ∈ Habits
  • f, h ∈ Zeros
  • t ∈ Ones → “I would be satisfied with my day if I get this and only this done”
  • t ∈ Threes → “I would be very happy with my day if I get this done after my ‘one’”
  • t ∈ Fives → “I would be feel blissed out about my day if I get this after my One and Threes”
  • S(t) = 0.1 when t is DONE and t ∈ Zeros
  • S(t) = 5 when t is DONE and t ∈ Ones
  • S(t) = 3 when t is DONE and t ∈ Threes
  • S(t) = 1 when t is DONE and t ∈ Fives
  • S(d) = sum of all S(t_i)

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🕊 Consultant, Counselor, Mediator, Facilitator, Trainer on Nonviolent Communication. 🦒