Friday morning I confessed to a friend that I'd spent weeks seeking just the right angle for the post I wanted to write. She offered the FlyLady's solution for predicaments like mine: use a kitchen timer. It's not a new idea, of course, this notion of sprinting short dashes to cover the long distance between Stuck and Done.
But the solution seems too simple. And besides, I don't own a kitchen timer.
"Download one," my friend, the FlyLady fan suggested. So I did the next best thing: I jotted download a timer just below write a blog post on my to-do list.
Seven hours later, after dabbling unproductively at many (still incomplete) tasks and watching many (fruitless) ideas dance across my Firefox window, I stumbled onto this tidbit in Fast Company magazine, which quotes -- can you guess? -- the FlyLady and 5-Minute Room Rescue version of the timer rule.
Alright, already. I get it. Eggs and writing projects turn out better when an egg timer minds the clock. Wonder what the FlyLady has to say about hollandaise sauce?
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