Alex Watt

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Hack: 2-Minute Rule

I learned this from David Allen:

If an action will take less than two minutes, it should be done at the moment it’s defined.

It feels great to bias towards action. If something is a quick action, I’d rather just do it than put it on a list:

However, I balance this rule with the need to avoid context-switching. When I am in “deep work” mode, I’m less likely to follow the two minute rule.

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