The 2 Minute Rule

I’m sorry I’ve not written for a while.

It’s not you, it’s me. I’ve been busy, life moved fast and I nearly forgot about you.

But here I am… back.

Tonight I’m going to share a tip that’s made my life a bit easier.

Time management is tricky.

Why?

Because it doesn’t technically exist.

No one alive can actually manage time (apart from the speaking clock) – but we can all manage ourselves AROUND time.

One of the things I hate the most is when loads of little things (e.g cleaning, life admin) all build up and you have to spend a big chunk of your precious free time sorting them out.

So I follow this magic rule… if something takes less than 2 minutes (and if I’m not insanely busy) I’ll do it there and then.

Washing up a glass, hanging up a jacket, updating a card for Netflix, sending a boring email… BAM.

I don’t let ’em build up.

I rattle them off like a human task-smashing machine gun and then when leisure time comes a-knockin’ I can fully enjoy it with no menial tasks circling round my head.

It sounds simple. Too simple. But so many people I know and speak to let things build up because they can’t be arsed and it ends up being a vicious circle that eats away their time.

Like an invisible Pacman slowly chomping away hours and hours of their lives.

Give it a go and see if I’m onto something here…

P.S bonus hack… when you’re parking your car just pull into the first decent (and vacant!) space you can see. Life is too precious to waste circling round and round a square of tarmac hoping to find ‘the perfect spot’.

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