I have learned a lot about myself being self-employed and one of those things is that I am a starter. I have a tendency to start a project and then get a great idea and start another project and the laundry and the dishwasher….. And before I know it I have all these things started but nothing actually finished.
But it is who I am and realizing that is half the battle. So about a year ago I started working with a timer. What I found was that there is a certain amount of time that I can stay focused on one project before my mind starts going to the next.
Instead of fighting this I simply set my timer, usually for 30 to 45 minutes depending on what I am trying to accomplish and I don’t allow myself to get up or get side tracked until it goes off. Then I take a moment to stretch (or go check the laundry) and I decide what I will do next. Do I work on something different or will I go back to what I was doing?
3 Benefits of the Timer
Oh my 15 minute timer just went off so I have to close here. Do yourself a favor and try the timer!
(c) 2012 Michele Scism, Decisive Minds, LLC