We’ve all put off projects or tasks that are tough or we don’t want to do. Skip the procrastination by giving yourself two minutes to make an action plan.
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This is a variation on the idea of “just start”, where jumping into a task is the best way to avoid procrastination, but adds a two minute buffer for you to think through things. Next time you have a tough task, give yourself two minutes to think of an action plan, then you can jump in. The two minute time limit ensures you don’t unconsciously procrastinate by spending hours “researching” a project without actually starting any work. By focusing on next steps rather than frustration or self-pity, you tackle tasks more quickly and efficiently.