How I Beat My Procrastination

Why the “10 Minute Rule” gets things done.

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Why Ten-Minute Goals Work

Why bother working on something for just ten minutes at a time? At first, it sounds like an insane way to divide up a task. Something that should only take an hour could get drawn out into six different sessions.

Tricking Ourselves

The real magic of ten-minute goals is what happens after you start on the work.

Why Ten Minutes and Not Five?

This technique really does work best for me when I plan to work for exactly ten minutes.

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