"If an action will take less than two minutes, it should be done at the moment it’s defined".
The two-minute rule is a defence against procrastination.
However, it is important to understand the reasoning behind the rule. The little tasks that pile up on our to-do lists start to snowball and eventually feel insurmountable. We spend more time thinking about not doing the task and feeling guilty about it than just doing it, such as filing a receipt, tidying your desk, or wiping a mirror.
Communicate quickly. Never hold up communication with these two-minute responses:
Get rid of digital clutter
Get rid of chores
The two-minute rule has one risk: context switching. We can fall into the trap of completing two-minute tasks when we should be prioritising deep focus.