{31 days of enough time} Use a timer

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This is a common kitchen timer.

Some of you might remember my yellow egg timer. I think back very fondly on that old timer because it happily lived with me for many years until a certain set of curious twins came along 😉

I’ve written a lot about timers in the past because they’re so effective at keeping you focussed and on track. They also really help with Parkinson’s Law.

The kitchen ones are better than the ones on your phone because they make that loud, annoying ticking sound which forces me to focus and get things done.

I was almost sure I wrote a post about using my iphone timer but I can’t find it now?

I personally like to play games against the timer (isn’t it fun being in my head?!) and see if I can beat it. E.g. if I want to tidy my study, I’ll set the timer for 15 minutes and see if I can finish before the timer goes off.

(I like 15-minute intervals – long enough to get stuck into something, but not so long that I get distracted)

Do you use a timer?

Which do you prefer? Old-fashioned kitchen timer or the one on your phone?

31 days of enough time | www.OrganisingQueen.comRead my previous posts about timers here and here and here.

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Comments

  1. Absolutely! Using a timer is something that is so HELPFUL in keeping me and my kiddos on track!

    • Marcia Francois says:

      As you can see from the 4 times I’ve posted on timers in the past (and I’m sure there I more I didn’t link to), I SUPER love them too!

  2. I actually don’t use a timer. BUT I should. I keep planning to buy one and then I forget! I actually think that my entire family could benefit from a timer.

  3. Marcia Francois says:

    Oh my gosh, timers are the best. I used to write (if you look at all the posts I linked) that they cost R14 at Checkers…. I paid R19,99 for this one at Mr P Home (inflation ;))

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