How to Beat Procrastination with the 5-Minute Rule
A simple productivity hack that will instantly increase your productivity RIGHT NOW!
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It’s really simple:
#1 Choose a Task
Pick something that you‘ve been meaning to do for a while, but keep on putting it off.
#2 Set a Timer
Pick your smartphone or watch and set a timer for 5 minutes.
#3 Do the Task
Now go do that something for JUST 5 MINUTES.
That‘s right, you can only do it for 5 MINUTES.
If you’re like most people, chances are you didn‘t just do that one thing for 5 minutes. In fact, it is likely that you ended up finishing that one task or got a good amount of it completed.
And notice that this is on a task that you have been putting off for a while - imagine what this one simple technique will do for tasks that you actually look forward to!
That‘s all there is to the "Just 5 Minutes" technique.
The next time you come up against something that you don‘t want to do...
Tell yourself that you‘re just going to do it for "just 5 minutes".
And then go do it.