Just Ten Minutes

Paperwork, taxes and tidying. How do you get things accomplished when every joint aches and the fatigue seems insurmountable? Or when you just don’t feel like it?

The answer lies in the twist of the timer.

Set it for ten minutes and start on your paperwork, dishes, exercise or whatever it is that you’ve been postponing or ignoring.

You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish in just ten minutes and more. More, because sometimes the biggest battle is in the mind. Getting started is often the hardest part, but if you can talk yourself into just ten minutes, you may get on a roll and keep going until the job is done.

Image courtesy of Hannah Chapman.


3 Responses to “Just Ten Minutes”

  1. I think this is a great idea, Marianna. Pushing oneself for ten minutes is short enough to seem bearable even if you don’t feel like it but yet you can make quite a dent in whatever it is that needs doing!

    It also reminds me of a recent article I read about procrastination and how one can make dents in a larger project that one may have been putting off for months if one plans to devote a chunk of 15 minutes a day to this particular activity. Here is the article http://lifehacker.com/5886128/how-seinfelds-productivity-secret-fixed-my-procrastination-problem.

    This is something I want to try out myself for two items that I’ve put on the backburner for too long…


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