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The 2-Minute Rule

  1. If it can be done in two minutes, just do it. Don’t add it to your to-do list, put it aside for later, or delegate to someone else. Just do it.
  2. If it takes more than two minutes, start it. Once you start acting on small tasks, you can keep the ball rolling. Simply working on it for two minutes will help you break the first barrier of procrastination.

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The 2-Minute Rule

The 2-Minute rule is a great way to break the first and most difficult barrier of procrastination: getting started.

Make the following deal with yourself: you’ll do it for just 2 minutes. Most of the time you will continue with whatever you are doing.

Steps For Using The Two-Minute Rule

Steps For Using The Two-Minute Rule

  1. Write a To-do list with all the items on your agenda today
  2. Analyze which tasks can be completed quickly, in less than two minutes
  3. Create a new list in the order of completion time
  4. Schedule tasks that take a longer time to complete for later 

The 2 Steps Of The 2-Minute Rule

  1. If it takes less than 2 minutes, then do it now.
  2. When you start a new habit, it should take less than two minutes to do.

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