2 Minutes


How long is 2 minutes?

Or better yet, what can get accomplished in two minutes?

I often find myself asking this exact question.

I know I need to be in an online meeting at 1:15pm. I’ll look at the clock and see that it is 1:13pm.

I immediately think to myself, what can I get done?

Here is a suggested list of what can be accomplished in 2 minutes:

  • Answer an email (or two).
  • Deep breathing.
  • Write a sentence (or two).
  • Have a brief personal exchange with someone.
  • Write a note of gratitude.
  • Read a paragraph in a book or online article.
  • Listen to relaxing music.
  • Email colleagues a link or resource.
  • Write down an idea on a whiteboard for later exploration.
  • Sit, think, and reflect.

Make sure you carefully consider how your time is utilized (or wasted). Two minutes is two minutes, and can serve as a perfectly productive moment if you use it wisely.




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