Do you ever find yourself flitting from task to task and at the end of the day realizing you didn't finish any of them? Do you have trouble staying focused and on task? A tool that has helped me immensely over the years to stay on tasks, whether it's household chores, reading, social media, blog work, paying bills, and a host of other items, is just a simple household timer.
It is a simple tool we all have either on our phones, wrists, or in the back of a drawer somewhere, and it will keep you focused, efficient, and you'll accomplish more in much less time than you think.A household timer is a simple tool that will keep you focused, efficient, and you will accomplish more in much less time than you think.
It has helped me realize that household chores that I think take FOREVER may not take much longer than 5-10 minutes.
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Discipline: The Glad Surrender by Elisabeth Elliot
Oikourgos – Titus 2:5 – Keeper at Home – @Blue Letter Bible – botched the spelling of this word in the podcast 😉
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Simple tips on how a timer helps in your homekeeping:
-It keeps you on task so you get more done in less time.
-Let's you see how long chores truly take.
-Keeps you from distraction.
-Avoids multitasking and you stay single focused.
Some Tasks I Use a Timer For:
-Folding laundry and putting it away
-Giving the house a quick tidy
-Blog work and focused writing
-Spending time on Social Media
-Bill paying and filing
-Organizing and decluttering rooms or areas of my home
-Kids chore time
“There is no such thing as Christian work. Christian work is any kind of work, from cleaning a sewer to preaching a sermon that is done by a Christian and offered to God. It means that nobody is excluded from serving God. It means that no work is beneath a Christian. It means there is no job in the World that needs to be boring or useless. A Christian finds fulfillment not in the particular kind of work he does, but in the way in which he does it. Work done for Christ all the time must be full-time Christian work.” ~Elisabeth Elliot, Discipline: The Glad Surrender
“When I remembered to look up instead of around me and to offer the work to the Lord, it was much easier and more pleasant.” ~Elisabeth Elliot, Discipline: The Glad Surrender