8 responses to “Set the Timer and Begin”

  1. Peggy

    Great idea. I tend to start five things and finish none of them. So, I sat down and made a list of what things needed to be finished. Now, I can set about finishing them today instead of forgetting what I should be doing. Thanks for the push!

  2. Jackie Dishner

    A timer would just make me nervous. The only time I use a clock is when I’m speaking and really do need to keep track of time. Otherwise, a timer won’t make me work, but a to-do list will, a deadline will, something scheduled on the calendar will. But not a timer. I’m interested in seeing what others have to say about this, especially if it works for them. I wonder why or why not…

  3. Joan Lambert Bailey

    A timer sometimes helps, but often I find just sitting down and making a list like Peggy did is the biggest help. Of course, keeping that list reasonable is also tricky. If I’ve only got a couple hours, then it’s got to be stuff that can fit in there, for example. But then sometimes, I procrastinate the list…

  4. Kate @ Teaching What Is Good

    Oh, I love this idea! For years I was part of a message board where we had a thread for daily 15 min. tidy times. I got so much done when I had a SHORT deadline with SMALL expectations.

    Thanks for this wonderful reminder!! I just got the shades in my bedroom and bathroom dusted off (I NEVER do those but they were in front of me and I only had 15 min). Now I feel so much more accomplished!

    Thanks– and great to see you!!

  5. A reminder from a friend – 15 Minutes! « Teaching What Is Good

    [...] reminder from a friend – 15 Minutes! By Kate, on July 13th, 2011 My friend Jan Udlock posted yesterday with an encouragement to set at timer and JUST DO IT…to pick a task that can be worked on [...]

  6. Meagan @ The Happiest Mom

    Great tip! I agree, for me having a long, complicated to-do list is a recipe for paralysis. But I can always do one thing…and then the next thing, and the next.

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