Conquering Procrastination in Just Two Minutes or Less

foggydress_procrastinationA while back, Austin & I went hiking at Potato Chip Rock in San Diego. Believe it or not, but that rock we’re standing on up there ^^ did not break when we jumped on it! Although to be honest, I wasn’t completely sure it wouldn’t… But I’m always trying to take good old Eleanor Roosevelt’s advice and looking for ways to conquer my fears daily.

Another fear I have is not being able to do everything I need/want to do in my day/week. I get anxiety when I know I might not finish it all, which leads to procrastination because I’m too overwhelmed. Some of my days, however, are infused with productivity, and I’ve realized that those days come when I take the time to head some advice I learned from a friend in college. He was reading the book “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity” by David Allen, and shared with me the two-minutes-or-less rule from that book. “If the action can be done in two minutes or less, do it…” Obviously the two minutes is more like a guideline, and sometimes it takes me a little more than two minutes to finish a task, but the point is that categorizing all those things into longer tasks and shorter tasks makes it more manageable. When I have a few minutes before heading out the door, I just think of the little tasks I can get done, like throwing clothes in the laundry, unloading the dishwasher, or making the bed (my favorite! I love a made bed). Getting the little things done by following the two-minute-rule makes a big difference, so try it out and let me know how it goes!

This weekend my little brother is driving through to catch a spring break cruise ship out of Long Beach, my grandma will be coming to visit again, and I’m going to see a Beauty and the Beast play with my mamma. In between, I’ll be doing lots of little tasks! ha.

Have a fun and productive weekend, friends!

-hanalei

 

2 comments

  1. I’m going to have a go at these two minute tasks, I’m forever putting things off because I know they won’t be difficult, and then they don’t get done! The picture of you jumping on that rock is incredible, I don’t believe it didn’t just snap off! xx

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