This is my new favorite tool. I have this (bad) habit of checking Twitter and staying on for two hours, logging in at Facebook and chatting endlessly, surfing through blogs until the kids get home from school and I realize I’ve lost the whole day. I am addicted to my computer.
I have legitimate reason to be on my computer for countless hours a day, but let’s face it, there are other screens to be stared at, books to be read, children to be fed, ten loads of laundry piled on my couch upstairs just waiting to be folded…you get the idea. Hence my New Year’s Habit, and my new tool (which incidentally is just so much nicer than WEARing a timer. I mean, it’s right on my computer!)
So I used this all afternoon. I set the timer for countdown in ten or fifteen minute blocks, each one for a different task. Check email. Tweet. Update status at Facebook. Print invoices. Pay bills. And I actually got all of those things done. My desk is completely empty, everything lined up for work tomorrow. I’m amazed.
There’s all kinds of time left in 2009 for me to get sloppy, but for right now, I’m organized. And I’m liking it. I’m bookmarking this stopwatch for tomorrow.
How are you doing with your Habits? (or Resolutions). Enjoying the way a New Year gives you the chance to turn over a new leaf? Share your comments below!