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One-touch rule

One-touch rule

The one-touch rule from the book "Getting Things Done" is an effective way to improve your time management. It helps you to complete tasks immediately and thus increase your productivity.

📚 Understanding what the one touch rule is

The one-touch rule says that you should do any task that takes less than two minutes immediately instead of putting it off. This way you avoid small tasks piling up and becoming a big burden. For example, you could answer an email that requires only a quick response right away instead of marking it for later.

🧠 Realizing the benefits of the one-touch rule.

The one-touch rule helps you shorten your to-do list and improve your time management. When you do a task right away, you don't have to think about doing it later and you can focus on more important tasks. For example, if you open and process your mail right away instead of putting it in a pile, you'll save time and energy.

📝 Integrate the one-touch rule into your everyday life.

Start by integrating the one-touch rule into your daily routine. Every time you see a task that takes less than two minutes, do it immediately. For example, if you see the trash can is full, empty it right away instead of putting it off until later.

👀 Be attentive and recognize small tasks.

To use the one touch rule effectively, you need to be attentive and recognize small tasks. When you see a task, ask yourself if it takes less than two minutes. If so, do it immediately. For example, if you see a bill that you need to pay and it takes less than two minutes, pay it right away.

⏰ Set limits and be realistic

It's important to be realistic and set boundaries. Not every task can be completed in less than two minutes. If a task takes longer, schedule it for later. For example, if you need to write a report that will take several hours, schedule it in your calendar instead of trying to get it done right away.

🔄 Apply the one-touch rule regularly.

The one touch rule is most effective when you use it regularly. Make it a regular part of your daily routine and you will soon notice an improvement in your time management. For example, if you answer your emails immediately every day, you will notice that you spend less time on your inbox and more time on important tasks.

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