15 Minute Days

Some days I can do my routines and then sit down to write without any problems. However, that doesn’t happen as often as I would like. My nature is to jump from one thing to another. In other words, I get easily sidetracked.

Some days are just 15 minute days. When I get behind in my work and the house is a mess I find the only way to get it back in control is to use a timer. I write out what I want to get done and break the list down into things that can be done in 15 minutes or less. Then I set a timer and go to work.

Sometimes I get through my entire list but most of the time I don’t. That’s okay. I prioritize and do what I can. I figure I got more done with the timer than without.

If you feel out of control try setting a timer. Focus on one thing during that short time. You’ll be amazed how much you can get done this way.


To a lighter load along the way.