A huge challenge for many women today is getting everything done by the end of the day. Women are expected to wear many hats in their daily life; wife, mother, business woman, cook, housekeeper etc. Depending on the woman there may be more or less hats involved. The secret to getting everything done comes in little fifteen minute blocks.
Dividing your to do list into fifteen minute segments might sound silly at first. How much am I going to get done in fifteen minutes? The answer is a lot. Many of our daily tasks takes less than fifteen minutes to accomplish, which means that you get more done in less time. It also gives you a much better idea of how much you can realistically accomplish in a day. Most women have no clue where their time goes between requests from the boss, the spouse and the kids. Fifteen minute blocks give you back control over your time. It also helps you avoid time sinks and allows you to set boundaries with your time.
It doesn’t matter if you are a business woman, work outside of the home, in the home or are a stay at home mother, fifteen minutes works for all women. No more will you be running around feeling stressed and ending your day exhausted with nothing to show for it. It will also help you just get started, by taking even the largest projects in smaller bits of time. No more procrastinating!
The only equipment needed is a timer of some sort. Almost everyone has a timer on their cellphones, stoves, microwaves, or perhaps an old egg timer. There really is no excuse not to set a timer. While fifteen minutes is usually pretty optimal for getting stuff done, you can set the timer for as little as five minutes or as much as an hour, depending on the day or the project. Once you get into the habit of setting a timer for fifteen minutes, you’ll be amazed at how much you get done. Just set the timer and go!
Fifteen minutes are not just for work, you can also set the timer for play. It is often recommended to take a break from work every hour to stand up, move around, or just stretch. You can incorporate the fifteen minutes into that break, using the last fifteen minutes of an hour to relax and improve your productivity. Take a walk to the water cooler, stretch, play with your children, read a book, whatever you need to do and can do. This helps prevent that exhausted feeling at the end of the day from rushing between tasks and wondering why you never have time to do the things you want to do. It’s truly amazing how much you can get done in that amount of time, and how much better you will feel by the end of the day knowing that you accomplished everything you could for the day.
You can do anything for fifteen minutes.