I set the kitchen timer for 10 minutes at least once a day and see how much cleaning I can get done. This helps me start tasks that I have been avoiding but once I start I often finish the tasks before the timer goes off. Get the whole family involved and see what you all can get done in 10 minutes.
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Chores + kitcken timer = sneaky way to get exercise
Sneak those pounds away - set your kitchen timer.....20 minutes, and hour....whatever time you have....and work like a whirlwind.....straightening, wiping, folding, vacuuming. The object is to not sit down and keep moving. When the timer goes off.....you have a cleaner place AND you did a mini work out. PLUS, setting the timer breaks both the chore and the exercise down to something that seems more manageable. Bonus!
When I'm having trouble getting started on a project, it helps me to set the kitchen timer I have on my desk commit to working on it for just that period of time, even if it's only 20 minutes. The timer is also great for limiting time spend online.
My kitchen timer is a lady bug. Somehow, that makes this disciplinary tool a little friendlier. Make friends with your timer!
And, actually, I have two of them, one on the desk and one in the hallway, so that I don't have to look for one when I need it.
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