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You can break down any big task or large project into quick bites that allow you to get started, sustain momentum, and complete an overwhelming task two minutes at a time.
The next time you feel the pull to procrastinate, identify something you can do in just two minutes to get started.
Plan big, execute small.
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We can carve out blocks where we can put the two-minute rule to use.
One of the best times to use the two-minute rule is during periods of structured procrastination. During this time, you’re procrastinating on one thing, but focus...
There's a time and a place to implement the 2 minute rule. Quickly popping into our inbox to respond to an email is a distraction when we’re meant to be preparing for an upcoming presentation.
Hard and complex work often requires longer stretches of time. These periods of time should be blo...
“That said, you shouldn’t become a slave to spending your day doing two-minute actions. This rule should be applied primarily when you are engaging with new input; for example, processing your in-tray, interacting with someone in your office or home, or simply dealing with some random int...
What could be a quick task we complete right way becomes a point of procrastination. A tiny to do can take on a life of its own in our minds.
The longer you put something off, the harder it feels to accomplish it. To avoid this phenomenon, tackle tasks ...
“If an action will take less than two minutes, it should be done at the moment it’s defined.”
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Big projects look overwhelming and often lead to stress and procrastination.
Time management tips:
Simply put, act on your tasks. The 2-minute rule can help with that: If you can complete a task in two minutes or less, do it now.
It's amazing what you can accomplish in just 120 seconds: write an email, make a quick phone call, pull a report and so on.
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