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2 minute rules
And 2 minute Habits
I know of 2 different ‘2 minute rules’.
The first is but David Allen, author of “Get things done”. This 2-Minute Rule states:
“If an action will take less than two minutes, it should be done at the moment it's defined.”
The point of this rule is if it’s going to take you more than 2 minutes to write it down and prioritise it, so you might as well just do it instead.
The second is written by James Clear, author of “Atomic Habits”, and his 2-Minute Rule is:
Starting a new habit should never take more than two minutes to do.
The idea here is to breakdown a habit into a it’s smallest initial component, for example, instead of saying, I’m going to start sketching for 30 minutes daily. You could say, I’m going to open my sketchbook, write the date, and draw a frame around the page.
The idea is to count on the momentum to keep you going.
Which 2 minute Rule do you use? And what are some of your 2 minute habits?