What is the 2 minute rule?

Published: August 30, 2019
Updated 11 months ago

The 2 minute rule is simple. Whatever task or chore you encounter that requires less than 2 minutes to complete – do it immediately.

The thought behind this rule, is that it will take you about 2 minutes to write down and retrieve just about any task so you might as well  use that time to complete it instead. Additionally, it stops you from procrastinating over the small things.

The 2 minute rule was first proposed by David Allen in his book Getting Things Done.

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Published by André Giæver

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I'm just a curious and generally positive guy that has a huge appetite for life and a deep passion for simplicity and optimization. This blog and site is my way of paying my knowledge forward so that we all can live fulfilling lives.

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