Give me a fifteen minute deadline and I can accomplish more than I can all day without one. Have you ever been overwhelmed by all the to-do's on your list, whether you actually have a physical list or one in your head? Have you ever looked at your mounting housework or weekly, monthly, yearly chores and just didn't know where to start ... so you didn't start at all?
I have a solution. It is tried and true.
Get yourself a timer or use your cell phone. Look at the area you are wishing to clean up or bills to pay or whatever it is that's dragging you down. Survey what you have in front of you. What is it you wish to accomplish? Picture it in your mind quickly.
Set the timer
Just do it
When you have just a couple of minutes left on the timer, you'll have to decide how you want it to end. But my rule is, you must stop when the timer goes off.
My fifteen minute fix has worked well for tackling jobs I hate with a passion. You know what I'm talking about. Who likes to clean the bathroom? Ever found yourself spending two hours cleaning the bathroom? No wonder we hate cleaning. It should not take you more than 15 minutes. Seriously. Try it!
Got a couple of rooms that need picked up? Use my 15-minute method for each room and let me know how it works for you. I used it to write this blog post.