Not a ton of important stuff, but you certainly can lay the groundwork for some important stuff with that limit put in place. If you keep GTD in mind, then in 7 minutes you can complete at least 3 tasks that can be done in 2 minutes or less.
So that’s what I did.
What were those three tasks?
- Responded to a couple of emails to get them done before tomorrow.
- Wrote this post.
- Found an image and posted this post.
All in just 7 minutes.
Here’s a test. Time yourself for 7 minutes and go about your normal routine. Then write down what you did during that time. Then only give yourself 7 minutes — using some sort of a countdown timer — and then decide what to do with those minutes.
Let me know the outcome in the comments below. I bet that when you selectively choose how you spend those carefully timed 7 minutes you get a lot more of what you need done than if you are simply taking into account 7 minutes that aren’t so carefully timed.
Am I right?
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