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The "15 Minute" Rule


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When I have a pile of clutter that needs organizing, or a tedious job I dislike doing, I set a timer for 15 minutes. I tell myself I must only work that long. Every time I end up working much longer--sometimes even finishing the job!

This "trick" works for exercise too!
- Submitted by DONNYE2008 2/19/2011 in Organization | 8 Comments
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 2/20/2011 6:14:00 AM

    This is a great FlyLady rule. Thanks for posting it! FlyLady is free at
JENG83 1/5/2012 2:45:00 PM

    That's a great idea, definitely going to try it next time and guess I need to check out FlyLady!
LOSE4LIFE47 5/16/2011 11:25:00 AM

    I will have to try that since it is so hard for me to clean clutter!!
TONI2011 2/26/2011 8:05:00 PM

    That's a great idea - thanks.
TONIANN45 2/23/2011 4:02:00 PM

    Awesome idea!
OUREB33 2/22/2011 8:56:00 AM

    I will have to try it i bet it works.
CAPTHAMMER 2/19/2011 2:01:00 PM

    This absolutely works.

It's FlyLady 101. If you're not familiar with her methods of decluttering check out her website or the FlyLady Team here on SparkPeople.
ALEXANDRA64 2/19/2011 8:54:00 AM

    I'll have to implement this! Thanks for the tip!!

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