Adopting the two minute rule.
If something takes less than two minutes, do it now and then. Don’t give yourself room for decision making.
Our brain is very bad at decision making, because decisions introduce change, and our instincts are to avoid changes. The two minute rule is so awesome because it takes the decision making out of the way and forces a start on something you would have otherwise procrastinated on.
How the two minute rule helped me:
- No more leftover dishes. Cleaning the dishes takes <2min
- Clean room. When I come back home, it takes <30sec to get my clothes off and put them in the closet. My room looks like that 100% of the time.
Life is sooo much easier when you don’t have a huge list of chores that you need to remember.