If you’re like me then I can procrastinate like the best of them. I find myself much worse when I feel like I have more time available. Then I work like crazy in a short time frame.
Jocelyn has been on me about doing this for a while and she is right. I try to avoid procrastinating by using the “two minute rule” – when I’m creating a task list or thinking about what I need to get done in the day and if it takes 2 minutes or less to do, then I do it right then. Don’t bother to write it down just get it done and off your mind.
That’s different than trying to multi-task. These shouldn’t be two minute distractions while you’re already in a project.
This is to be used at the start of your day or mid-day when you re-assess your task list. If your reading emails, don’t see one appear and mark it unread to deal with later if you can reply now and get it off your plate.
Try it this week and let me know if it helps!
See how I kept this email well under 2 minutes for you to read.