Procrastination Tip: Work until the timer goes off!


What has helped me to start a goal is to set the timer for 10 minutes, work on the goal until the timer goes off. There are days that I am on a roll and keep working on the goal, and there are other days that 10 minutes are the limit.
This helps to break the project/goal into manageable pieces, especially when I am overwhelmed by the entire amount of work it is going to take to complete the task.
!0 minutes works for me as there are days I end up working several hours.

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  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 01, 2017
    I love this idea! That way, you know there is an end in sight, so it doesn't feel like a never-ending task. I'm going to try this, thank you!

  • Gardengraz Gardengraz on Feb 02, 2017
    Have heard this tip before and I should remember it, as I sometimes procrastinate also on jobs that are not my favorite. Thanks for the reminder.

  • Libby Libby on Feb 02, 2017
    Essential life tip for those of us who are wired to procrastinate! THANK YOU 😊

    Before TV came with a fast-forward button, we had a ball with the kids while getting the house in order. We did what we called "Commercial Cleaning". Each commercial all five of us would mad dash around the house putting things away, wiping down surfaces, etc. Then they'd mad dash back to the living room as the show resumed. The kids would laugh and fall into place in front of the TV.
    Good times and one of my many favorite memories! ... And a very effective way of getting the work done!

  • Sophia,M.,McConnery Sophia,M.,McConnery on Feb 02, 2017
    Like the idea if I had this type of clock!

  • K. K. on Feb 03, 2017
    I know approximately how long my different "chores" will take and budget my time with them accordingly. Once I have finished those projects I then can concentrate on other projects that I am working on. Whatever works for the individual is the correct way of accomplishing the task at hand (in my humble opinion).