We are all so busy. There is always so much to get done. It is very easy to get discouraged/upset/disappointed when we are not able to be as productive as we need to be! My advice to anyone who needs to get things done: set a timer! You can do anything for 5 minutes! Load the dishwasher, answer work emails, pull weeds, put away laundry, etc. You get the idea!
There are many ways that a setting a timer can help increase our productivity:
- It helps us to stay committed to a single task. I am the QUEEN of multitasking! Just ask Michael Robbins…But knowing that the timer is set for 5 minutes, I am able to focus and commit to the task at hand. (P.S. I have something that has a great amino acid to help increase focus!)
- It helps us to not get distracted. I am less likely to open those notifications, or answer that phone call, if I know that the timer is only set for 10 minutes.
- Using the timer can help to build momentum. As we see the results of being productive, we are more willing to keep going and reset that timer and do more!
- When you set a timer with kiddos, they are able to help at their ability, as they know that with a timer set, there is an end in sight. It will not last forever!
I am personally much more pleasant and happy when I have accomplished multiple tasks in a day. See what you can get done today! Go set your timer, and let us know what the results are!