The real problem with 2SV isn’t that it’s irksome to use – it isn’t – but that not enough people have heard or it or, if they have, are confused by the myriad ways of using it across different services.
If you aren't familiar with 2FA (2-factor authentication), MFA (multi-factor authentication), or 2SV (2-step verification) you should learn about them ASAP.
It's DIY way to CYA, IMHO.
IDK if you want your email account to be FUBAR, but a simple 6-digit SMS to your phone will decrease your odds of an OMG moment. YMMV.