11/18/15

The Two Minute Rule


Do you ever suffer from the vague impression that you have a million little tasks hanging over you, but at any given time you can't precisely name them?

This kind of thing can drain your energy and leave you feeling overwhelmed. That can in turn reduce your productivity and it becomes a vicious cycle.

I recently heard of a great tool to combat this phenomenon: The Two Minute Rule. If a task will take less than 2 minutes, and you have the time, do it now. Don't defer it. Just do it.

I believe this concept is from David Allen's book, Getting Things Done, though I was introduced to it first through Todd Henry of The Accidental Creative. Great ideas deserve to spread, so I wanted to pass it along to you in case you hadn't heard it.

Good luck blasting through your 2 minute tasks today!

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