The 2-minute productivity rule is a great way to improve your productivity and get things done faster!

The basic premise, as in David Allen’s bestselling book, Getting Things Done, is that if something takes less than two minutes, then do it now. We put off so many things that we can finish in 2 minutes or less, such as sending an email, cleaning clutter on our desk and so on.

If a task takes less than 2 minutes, complete it immediately.

Will it take more or less than 2 minutes to do? 🤔 The question we must ask when deciding whether to do a task immediately or set it aside for later. 

If the task takes longer than 2 minutes, note it down in your second brain. That way you will declutter your mind and allow you to focus on the task at hand.

Make sure to write the task down!

Whether a task will take less than 2 minutes or more than 2 minutes, by using the 2-minute productivity rule, you’ll ensure your brain is less cluttered with little jobs that can eat away at your mind. Larger tasks meanwhile would have been noted down so that you remember to do them in the future – allowing you to focus on what’s really important to complete at that moment.

Be productive!