How 15 Minutes Can Change Your Life

home life simplicity Oct 02, 2014

15 Minutes Can Change Your Life

I've always been one to bite off more than I can chew. I love saying yes to people and taking on new opportunities. My problem was, I couldn't ever finish ANYTHING! I set out with good intentions and just failed miserably. If you saw what my typical day looked like even a year or so ago, you'd think I was a kid in a candy store. Running about from task to task and never finishing any of them!

Enter my timer. {{And actually using it!}} I've always been a fan of using my timer but in February, when I was going through The Simplicity Project, I became more intentional about it. I used it like an addiction and it changed my life. I used it for everything. I used it when I was decluttering, I used it when I was blogging, I used it when I was teaching. You name it. I had a timer for it.

I sat down and made a master list of EVERYTHING I needed to get done. Room by room, closet by closet, task by task. I wrote it all down. Then, I picked just one little task, set my timer, and went for it. (and now I use my planner's master task list to do this!) Most of those tasks were done in less than 15 minutes. And, of course, some took several 15 minute sessions. But the point is. I did it. I decluttered my home, I wrote a book, I moved my family of five into a different home, I homeschooled my kids.... the list goes on. Was I superwoman? No. I just used my timer.

Some of you may be facing some big mountains. Maybe it's the pile of laundry or maybe it's a new business venture. The only way you're going to tackle that monster is one bite at a time. When we break our BIG tasks into attainable, 15 minute tasks, we can suddenly conquer the world! You can do ANYTHING for 15 minutes. {Unless you have tinies at your feet in which I suggest a 5 minute timer!}

I dare you to set your timer for 15 minutes, right now, and get something done.

What can YOU accomplish in 15 minutes today?

Answer in the comments below.

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