Personal Productivity Trick

Thursday Sep 26th, 2019


If you tend to procrastinate, or drag your feet getting a task done, here's a simple technique that might help: Start using a timer.

If you avoid tasks like cleaning the house, set the timer on your stove or phone for 15 minutes, then make an agreement with yourself to clean like mad for just those 15 minutes. The timer has a way of making the task more bearable because it has an end time. You can "bear" it for 15 minutes. It's likely that you'll keep going after that 15 minutes.

Likewise, if you drag your feet finishing projects like writing an article, you can set your timer and promise to go at 100% effort for that time, then reward yourself with a break.


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