The ʺJust 5 Minutesʺ Technique
A simple productivity hack that will instantly increase your productivity RIGHT NOW!
It’s really simple:
Choose a Task Pick something that you’ve been meaning to do for a while, but keep on putting off
Set a Timer Pick your smartphone or watch and set a timer for 5 minutes. Hit start
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.