Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Set a Timer and Do it *Works for Me Wednesday*

Have you ever waited until the 11th hour to finish a project? You know they say, "if it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done"...BUT in the meantime, those tasks, chores, and projects weigh heavily on the back of your mind stealing your peace and creating an edgy mood. Sooo, just get it done and avoid the drama of a bad mood! ;) The best way to finish a task is to START it. Grab a little kitchen time and set it for 15 minutes.
Yep, that's all. Commit to only 15 minutes. You must work diligently on your task for 15 minutes with NO interruptions or breaks. Tell yourself it is only for 15 minutes and you CAN set your mind to a task for that short of time.

CHANCES ARE, once that timer beeps, you'll finally have the momentum you need to finish or at least conquer half of it. You'll probably be able to work well beyond 15 minutes! And tomorrow, set that timer again. Use the 15 minute rule and your kitchen timer EVERY time you have a daunting project that you don't want to do.

Simple, but entirely effective!

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Dorey said...

I totally do the timer thing! I've done WFMW before when it was hosted at 'Rocks in my Dryer', When did it move over to 'we are that family'? Hers were always the funnest to read anyway. =) TTYL

Anonymous said...

love it, you have the best ideas!

Kirsty said...

It's true, things are so hard until you start them, it's usually downhill from there. Ok, ok I'm goi to the gym now... ;) Thanks

Kate said...

I do the same thing. Getting started is always the hardest part, and I often find that when the timer goes off, I want to continue.

"Which Proverbs 14:1 Woman?"

John and Lisa said...

This is a great idea- it's one I've used for a while but gotten out of the habit. I think I'll start again today!
(Thanks for visiting me today, too!)

Jenny said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the kind words!

This is a great tip! I should use a timer to limit my computer use :)

mub said...

I find this to work really well. It's amazing what a person can get done in 15 minutes!

Donna said...

Thanks for that great tip. It's funny because I have used my timer here and there but I think I should commit to using it more, it would help me limit my computer time too! What a great reminder!

Thanks for visiting my blog! It's nice to know that others have similar struggles and that we're all human! now off I go to get more done! :)