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15 Minute Rule

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When I have work I need to do and don't want to do, I set my timer for 15 minutes and commit that time to doing the work with my full attention. I get so much accomplished this way and feel very energized. It is easy to do the same thing with the next unpleasant task.

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  • I have a reminder set by my computer mouse at work to get up and move. It's set a 20 min. Even if I just stand up and march in place for a minute. - by DABLUECAT
  • I used 10 minutes everyday after work to dust or straighten up or prepare laundry. By the time or day came around in the week to do cleaning or clothes, I was halfway there! - by JERESS26
  • CHARLOTTEPI
    And I am the opposite. I need to set my on line calendar to remind me to take my 15 break. I forget to leave my desk at work and I know the break will help me refresh. - by CHARLOTTEPI
  • TANCEY1
    Flylady.com uses that same principle. It really got me organized and clutter free around the house using the 15 minutes at a time concept. You can do anything for 15 minutes and it adds up! It's the sparkpeople.com of organization and housekeeping. Baby steps! - by TANCEY1

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