Okay, okay. I get it – you want to get more done in less time.
So do I.
I’ve been blogging full-time for the last five years and I spend 10 hrs/day on average at my workspace. Let me be honest: working online is NOT always fun.
The internet is full of distractions.
As someone who is no less susceptible to distractions than you, I’ve struggled a lot to find effective productivity tips over the last couple of years.
The good news is I’ve learnt five killer ones along the way, and I’m ready to share.
If you’re someone who’s looking to get more things done in less time, this post is for you. You’ll discover five of the best time-saving hacks that you can use to boost your productivity almost instantly.
Curious? Let’s jump right in.
#1. Adopt the 2-minute rule
How much can you accomplish in two minutes, you might wonder? Well, the surprising answer is quite a LOT!
Did you know that 9 out of 10 people never finish their daily to-do lists because they include a lot of mundane tasks?
That’s why you need a failsafe system to tackle your to-do list the right way, and that’s where the 2-minute rule comes into play.
The 2-minute rule helps you get rid of a ton of unimportant things from your to-do list so you can focus your time on finishing the most important ones.
There are two parts to the 2-minute rule:
- If something can be done in two minutes, just do it.
- If something takes more than two minutes, then start it.
Let’s talk about the two parts in detail so you can understand just how effective it is.
Part 1: If something can be done in two minutes, just do it.
Basically, if a task takes less than two minutes of your time, do it right away. Don’t add it to your to-do list. Don’t put it aside for later. Don’t delegate it to someone else.
Just do it.
Then forget it.
Tasks that spring to mind that fit this profile: answer an email, retweet winning content, come up with a few blog ideas, and send an update to a colleague.
There are a ton of tiny, seemingly trivial tasks that take less than two minutes yet need to be done EVERY DAY.
Ticking them off will help you build and maintain momentum in your workday. Never underestimate the sense of accomplishment that comes with just getting things done.
Adopting the 2-minute principle will help you manage your daily to-do lists more effectively by micro-managing unimportant tasks.
Part 2: If something takes more than two minutes, then start it.
You may ask, “But how can I get BIGGER tasks done in under two minutes? We’re talking tasks that usually take hours to days to weeks to complete!”
I hear you. But have you heard of Newton’s first law of motion: an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion?
Once you take an action on any 2-minute task, you will feel better equipped Go to the full article.
Source:: Jeff Bullas Blog