June 29, 2022•133 words
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I dreaded working on a paper today, and I've been putting it off all morning and noon.
By the afternoon, I told myself to use the two-minute method.
I told myself that I'd work on the paper for two minutes. If I really wanted to stop by the end of those two minutes, then I may stop. All I have to do now is open the documents and read the highlighted paragraph (that my past self highlighted for easy continuation).
I had successfully put my foot in the door and started working on my paper.
Ended up working on this paper for over an hour. I can't count how many times this strategy has been helpful.