I have been using a handy app on my iPad, called 30/30. It allows you to set up a to-do list, with a specified time for each task, and then the timer ticks off while you busily get things done. I tend to set the timer to 15 minutes for each task, out of long habit. You would think by now, I would no longer be surprised by what I can accomplish in 15 minutes, but somehow I always am. In 15 minutes, I can:
– cast on 60 stitches and knit 6 rows
– load the washer and fold a load of laundry
– unload and reload the dishwasher
– wind 6 balls of yarn!
– tidy most of the mess in my craft room
– write a quick blog post
The timer is telling me to move on, but I encourage you to try setting a timer whenever you have a list too long to do, or a task that you’ve been procrastinating on.