When faced with a tough decision, a lot of us will hem and haw for hours or even days, looking up more information, thinking through the options, and procrastinating far more than necessary.
For most decisions, it’s much better to pick an option, and just move on, and the two minute rule can help.
As you might have guessed, the two minute rule basically consists of setting a two minute timer whenever we have to make a tough choice. It doesn’t even have to be two minutes, necessarily, it just has to be a short amount of time, and you have to force yourself to pick a side by the time it runs out.
This is really more of a self-enforced productivity tip than an actual rule, but it’s useful to keep in the back of your mind to employ as necessary. If a decision really is a 50/50 toss up, either choice will usually work out fine.
As someone who has literally spent hours trying to decide where to eat dinner, I’ll definitely use this going forward.
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