How using the timer can increase productivity significantly
You know you need to be productive, don’t you?
But how can you increase your productivity?
The simple answer to this question is to use the timer, one like this, for example, it’s really nice and has good design with modern touch screen for your convenience,
or this one, it has more options for more demanding users.
but an online timer can also be used if you prefer.
I also use Casio wrist watch with a timer.
One like this I have, they are lovely and very durable watches 🙂
I also use a website with a timer from time to time to manage my time during the day and to help me to find the balance between family time and online work time.
Here is what I do
I set a timer to 35 minutes when I start working on the computer. I am only going to be working on the computer for the next 35 minutes.
Once this session is finished I will set the timer on my wristwatch to 39 minutes. This is longer than the computer session was. It is usually much longer than that as you will find by reading further down. During that time I will do some housework, drink tea or coffee, have dinner, play with Peter, go shopping and do other things but not related to work on the computer.
So, how does it help me?
It helps me immensely, it helps me to keep the balance. The important life balance, the importance to manage time properly between my family and my online work.
You want to help your family by working online but you need to understand that the most important thing is to spend time with your family.
So, for my out of computer sessions, the 39 minute one, what happens when this time is up? When these 39 minutes are up I will continue to do what I was doing, say I went shopping and I didn’t come back home on time or I was doing something in the garden and I didn’t finish this work, or I was hanging the washing outside and wanted to have cup of tea afterwards, or I went for a walk with Peter and the time was up then. I would not be bothered, the time has passed and that is absolutely fine with me. I will just continue to do what I was doing and no further timer is going to be set until I am ready for another computer session.
My next computer session will last 35 minutes again. Once this time is up I will set the timer on my wristwatch again thus taking time off from further screen time.
And so on I go through the day. 🙂
Let me know when you start managing your time properly and also give all BaMC and BAT blog readers your own advice on how to manage better this important balance in our lives.
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