Dear Constant Reader,
Happy Friday! Here’s your tip!
Feeling overwhelmed with work? Set a timer.
When I have many things on my to-do list, I find myself jumping from task to task, accomplishing little. To create focus, I set a timer, usually for half an hour and work on only one project, with no breaks until the timer goes off. If I’m on a roll, I take a 5 minute break and set the timer for another 30 minutes. Half an hour is a manageable bit for time for me — your milage may vary — that I know I get get something done, but it doesn’t feel too onerous.
Another option, combining work and entertainment, is to use a playlist or a podcast as your timer. I like to do this when I’m cleaning or sewing.