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Alternating Chores And Leisure

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When I have a long to-do list, I set the timer for 30 minutes and work at full speed for that time. When the timer dings, I set it for 15 - 30 minutes and spend that time sparking, reading, or doing something for ME. I get all my chores done but don't feel like I've work4ed all day.

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  • I am in college and I do this. I will set the timer on my ipod for 10 minutes. I alternate in different ways. Sometimes it is 10 minutes of homework, and then 10 minutes of tv. But sometimes it is 10 minutes of homework in another subject, then 10 in another, then 10 in another, etc. The max I have ever done is 3 subjects. I also try and stand up and walk down and up a flight of stairs in between the 10 minutes. If I am doing the 10 minute homework/TV alternate, then while I am watching tv I try to do stuff like cleaning up or something that doesn't need a lot of focus. - by MALIGAL19
  • That's what I used to do when I'd have to clean my room, or it would never get done because it would be overwhelming (a bulldozer is probably what I should've used).

    Great tip! - by SATINSWAN
  • That is an awesome idea! Thank you! - by DASEEMAN
  • I am so going to start doing this today! - by MAMALAW
  • I am seriously going to try this! - by MSEVERLAST

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