Have you guys ever heard of the 2-minute rule in regards to procrastination?
Originally discussed by David Allen in his book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, the 2-minute rule basically means that if you can complete a task in 2-minutes or less, just do it – don’t add it to your to-do list!
You’d actually be amazed at how much stuff you can get done in 2-minutes! I’ve been trying to stop procrastinating, recently, so when the task I need to complete is simple, I’ve gotten in the habit of asking myself if what I’m currently doing is more important than doing what I *need* to get done.
I like the idea of using the 2-minute rule because it leaves less “wiggle room” in my decision making. It keeps me from justifying that finishing a blog post is more important than switching the laundry. With the 2-minute rule, I am encouraged to quickly switch the laundry and THEN get to that post.
What are your thoughts on this simple step to increasing your productivity? Do you think it would work in your life? Let me know!