3.25.2009

Essential Office Tool


Yup. After burning the broccoli, nearly forgetting to pick up my kids, and having 20 minutes online turn into 60 without me even noticing, I splurged and bought an egg timer.
Yes, Alyson Stanfield recommended this time management tool when I took her organizing class a year ago.....why oh why didn't I heed her advice and warnings sooner?!
Time's up! Gotta go ...on to the next task!

12 comments:

dominique eichi said...

I like the idea of the egg timer. For I often get lost in my different occupations.

Sheila said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing Annie. hugs!

James Parker said...

Smart move, Annie. I have the same problem. I founder a lot in the blogstream. And, you have an award awaiting...coffee's on.

DEB said...

I need one of those....to remind me to experienc life outside this computer now and again!! :)

dorene said...

Great idea!! I forgot that a friend of my uses one, her son used to hide it because she would also use it for 15 minutes of "chore" time!

Michelle Burnett said...

Wow I couldn't agree more! I totally get sucked into the internet and then my day is gone!

Annie Salness said...

I also find that if I set a time limit on an activity, I am more focused to get it done! It's like I'm racing myself! I also set rewards....if I finish a task I don't like to do, then I will be able to do something I do enjoy!
Thank you for your input.

L.Holm said...

Fantastic idea! And congrats on your award...

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Hello Annie, There is a surprise for you on my blog!

Barb Hillier said...

You've got so many great ideas and beautiful art on your blog that I'll have to come back - I think my timer just dinged - about 30 minutes ago!

James Parker said...

Oh, and Annie, the award is Passion for Painting award.

Isabel Forbes said...

What a great tool! When I paint in my studio I paint from a monitor and have a screen saver that comes up every 45 minutes. Then I use my egg timer to take 10 minute breaks.... I loose sight of what I'm doing if I keep painting too long.

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