My challenge to you this week is to find three time slots of 15 minutes each and find out what you can accomplish!
Time expands or contracts depending on how much of it you have. Ever notice when you only have 15 minutes before your favorite show starts that you have your beverage and snack all prepped?
The same holds true for getting projects done. Setting your timer for 15 minutes is a great motivational tool for accomplishing tasks.
You only have to endure the task for 15 minutes:
Pick any task you dislike and acknowledge that you are only doing it for that amount of time. If you wish to continue your project after that 15 minutes, you can! If not, you get the satisfaction that you did your project for the full 15 minutes, and that's a success!
It breaks down big projects into smaller ones:
It's easy to put off those big projects because you just don't know where to start. By chunking up the task into smaller segments, the scope of the project is the same, but the sizes (time doing it) is smaller.
It forces your to focus:
Everyone wants to beat the clock. When you set a timer, you consciously know you can't dilly dally. Ever had someone call and say they are in the area and are going to swing by? What did you do in that 20 minutes? I would venture to say you got a LOT done!
It reduces the enormity of the task:
Did you know that even hikers who climb Mt. Everest do it slooooooooooooly, with persistence, intention and focus? It's true! After each step there is a brief rest. So when your project feels like Mt. Everest, remember it's one step at a time.
Welcome to my blog. I am glad you are here to read the musings on organizing and finding balance in your life. I hope you find them inspiring and motivating.