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August 13, 2007

The power of 2 minutes – (30 things I can do in 2 minutes)

Filed under: Reason for Breathing — Steve (Chessiq) @ 9:27 pm

I have been reading Tim Allen’s Getting Things Done for a while. One of the things that has stuck in my mind is the Question: Can this be done in 2 minutes?
I have been trying to do all things that can be done in two minutes. So here are some of the things that I can do in two minutes or less that I have not done before because I thought they would take longer or they would be a pain to do.
1. Get out of bed!
2. Wash a dish (if you let them accumulate, they take longer. If you wash just what you have used, it takes 30 seconds!)
3. Call a friend to see how he or she is doing.
4. Write a to-do-list
5. Play through one chess game at chessgames.com
6. Think through a chess move (It saves heartache later on if you take the time to look.)
7. Postpone reading email (at work or during study).
8. Stay away from the computer.
9. Eat/prepare breakfast (before leaving for work or school).
10. Glab/pack lunch.
11. Read an email.
12. Reply to an email.
13. Ask for help.
14. Look for information before …. (whatever, driving off!)
15. Clean my desk.
16. Make the bed.
17. Open mail and decide what to do about it.
18. Check that I have my keys, wallet, and cell phone before heading out.
19. Turning off the lights, computer, tv, etc when nobody is using them.
20. Balancing the check book
21. Seeing what is due in the next 3 days.
22. Paying a bill.
23. Praying.
23. Reading something nice/positive.
24. Counting my blessings.
25. Power-up (whether it’s regrouping, reflecting, taking a break, etc).
26. Double-checking stuff (that the car is locked, that the math is right, that you cannot figure it out yourself, do I have all the paperwork I need? etc)
27. Listen
28. Think
29. Put food in the fridge before I go to bed or leave the house.
30. Say? I am sorry. Or We can do this! Or Let’s work things out! Or… What was I thinking! Or Just laugh at myself 😉
Do you have more examples of stuff that can be done in two minutes? Please share!


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