EASY BUT INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT TOOL
I've been an executive coach, consultant and outplacement firm executive. I've conducted numerous corporate training sessions on time management and worked with many individuals one-on-one on how to approach their tasks efficiently.
Most time management techniques take a fair amount of initial work to initiate.
But there is one tool that you can start as soon as you finish reading this post.
It's painless and incredibly effective.
Just follow this rule: any time you run into a task that you can do in two minutes or less, immediately do it.
No excuses. No delaying. Just do it.
It's now second nature to me.
Whenever I see a quick task, I ask myself if it can be done in two minutes or less. And if yes, I do it.
This habit is amazingly freeing because it takes no mental decision making bandwidth. No energy depleting willpower is required.
And we all have a few minutes here or there in our schedules to do two minute tasks.
Start asking yourself the question and immediately take action.
It feels great.