Wednesday, June 30

tick, tick, tick...

I met with a wonderful woman on Monday to pick her brain about writing, and mom-ing, and "the future."  It's good to have access to people who are good examples, and who ask good questions.  I was expressing my difficulty with getting things done at home, and she suggested the Pomodoro Technique.  Basically, you set a timer, work at a task for 25 minutes, take a 5 minute break, then get back to it.  You don't work at something 'till it's done, don't stop for a break when you get something done, just work for 25 minutes.  After four chunks of time, take a longer break.
I tried it this afternoon.  You'd be amazed how much you get done in 25 minutes!  And, if you're anything like me, ashamed to know how much more you could be getting done.
Thanks for the suggestion Susan!

2 comments:

  1. Check out flylady.com if you get a chance.

    Flylady suggests you can get anything done 15 minutes at a time (which has changed my life) and has many helpful tips for getting things done in and outside the home.

    Cheers!

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  2. Heather (Flakes!)July 7, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    I agree - flylady has helped me organize my life in MANY ways! :) LOVE Flylady!

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