It probably depends on each person's circumstances, but I'm wondering if I'm doing too much in my initial pass with my inbox. As a possible corollary to the 2 minute rule, should we have an over 2 minute rule where if we have other things to do, we should
1) do in 2 minutes if possible
2) identify next action and move to next action list
3) delete if not needed
4) file if no action needed
but not work on things if more than 2 minutes are required until all the inbox streams (email, postal mail, voice mail, etc) are processed (sorted)? Otherwise in busy times all items in the inbox may not be looked at and lesser items worked on when our time may have been better spent on other items?
It is 5:15 shall I work on what really should get done or sort my inbox? Who knows, maybe my "hot project" has been canceled or modified.