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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.
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.
"If an action will take less than two minutes, it should be done at the moment it’s defined".
“If an action will take less than two minutes, it should be done at the moment it’s defined.”
It helps you decide when to tackle a task by following the steps below:
It’s easy to loose track of time after starting a 2-minute task. Although it’s a good thing that you can immerse yourself in a task that you had to use the 2-minute rule to begin with, losing track of time may leave you behind on everything else.
Pay attention to your schedule and prioritize properly.