Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Beep Beep Beep

Today will have to be a timer day.  The only way I am going to make it through is with my timer.  Do you timer too?  :)

For those of you who don't know what I mean, allow me to explain.

Sometimes (a lot of times) the only way I can concentrate is to set my timer and work at a task non-stop until the timer rings.  I have my own version of an attention disorder and when there is much mess and many tasks I seem to ping from one thing to another without accomplishing much.  I've learned to set my timer in order to get things done.

There is no question.  It's a timer day!

The family room is a mess.
Each of the kiddos I am homeschooling needs some assistance.
Mount Washmore is at its tallest peak to date.
A pile of unopened mail is stacked on the counter giving me dirty looks.
I'm not showered yet.  (Broke my own rule this morning to enjoy some homemade cinnamon rolls and coffee with my honey.)
My daughter and I have started a new project and the parts and pieces are strewn about.  (I can't wait to show you!)
I must buy groceries and get dinner started.  Soon.
And so on...

I will set the timer for 15 minutes in the bathroom and get ready for the day.  Yes, I can shower and get ready in 15 minutes.  If you don't believe me, ask my family.  Don't you know mothers of six have all kinds of magic tricks?

I will move to the family room and set the timer again for 15 minutes.  There is something about racing the timer that gets the job done quick!

I'll move to the laundry room and set the timer for 15 minutes.  I will work in the laundry room only, fighting the urge to carry things off to other rooms and get distracted by what I see there.

I'll give myself 15 minutes (timer ticking) to clean out my purse and check my list and coupons,  then it's out the door.

My little white timer is my trusty friend.  I carry him with me as I move about the house.  The ticking helps me focus and the competitive spirit in me loves a challenge.  I try to beat my friend by getting the task done before he rings.  It really helps me focus.  Without the timer I would get distracted constantly and do parts of all kinds of jobs but probably not complete any of

Oh!  I have to go now!!  The timer I set for this blog post just rang...more later!

1 comment:

  1. Great idea. I have the same problem with scattered working when I am overwhelmed. I will have to try the timer thing. Today I tried the chill-for-an-hour thing. I have a bit more energy and more motivation. :) Now off to the races. Love you.



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