Distractions aren’t the ultimate cause of our distractions. Although well-engineered, they’re ultimately just the place we go to seek relief from the discomfort of facing our limitations.– Oliver Burkema, Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
The 2-minute rule tricks your mind to see the tiny portion of a big task that can be completed in 2 minutes, which feels easy to accomplish. Focussing for the 2 minutes helps in suppressing mental resistance like anticipation/fear of unpleasant outcomes, and self-doubts.
The initial struggle is the most difficult one to pass and it only exists for up to two minutes. Bait your mind with only 2 minutes of genuine commitment.