Can an Egg Timer Motivate You to Get Work Done?

| 6/23/2012 10:16:00 PM

Tags: becoming more productive, getting started, accomplishing things, avoiding procrastination, become a doer, becoming a doerIn, Dan Chiras,

Egg timerIn my last two blogs, I’ve been talking about ways to avoid procrastination, increase personal productivity, and become a new person -- someone who gets things done. I first suggested creating a notebook to record your to-do lists and vital information you may need later. It will serve as an external hard drive for your brain.

In the second blog on the subject, I talked about how you can approach your to-do lists each morning to motivate you to start work quickly, which will help you stop wasting time.  My advice was to pick a few easy tasks that will ease you into the work mode. Before you know it, you are up and running, getting lots done.

These and techniques I’ll discuss in this blog not only help you meet deadlines and move ahead in life, they help transform you into a highly productive person, one who can accomplish things. They build a new, more confident you…one you can be proud of.

Another trick I’ve developed that helps me get motivated to I work, stay on track while I work, and complete major tasks that involve many hours is the use of an egg time.

Each morning when I sit down at my desk, I set the egg time for 45 to 50 minutes. I then begin work on a project, knowing that I’ve got that amount of time to get my work done before I take a break usually going
outside to take care of some fun chore.

I’ve found that the timer motivates me to work harder and faster. It gives me an immediate deadline. As a result, I find myself racing against the timer to perform a particular task.  I  know I’ve got a limited amount of time to accomplish a few things on this mini deadline. A lot of people work best when they’re down to the wire.

Nan Roberts
6/26/2012 5:01:44 PM

Thank you for this. I'm in the midst of packing to move shortly. Or actually I'm not-packing. I have done a bit, and every time I do something, I'm surprised at how easy it is, and how good I feel. The egg timer will certainly help keep me focused. I'm determined to be more organized and not messy, and I've battled procrastination all my life. So now here is a tool to help me change. Thank you.

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