A tool that creates focus and curiosity
A tool that creates focus and curiosity. Find it in your kitchen!
- The constantly distracted (who isn't these days?)
- Approaching those tasks we don't want to do.
You can help your child or your student, and it will work for you just as well! You'll need to try it for yourself to experience the effects, since it works opposite to common sense.
Step 1 – Set the timer to 5 minutes. Tell yourself that you are going to work on your task, and your task only until the timer rings.
5 minutes is surely not too long to not answer a phone call or a message, to not go and get a glass of water, to not stare at the tree swaying in the wind outside your window.
You may think that 5 minutes is not enough to get anything done, but bear with me.
You may have used a timer before to be the “bad cop”, and keep your behind on the chair for a longer stretch. Here, I'm using it to create the opposite effect – to pleasantly surprise you and tell you it's time to go play. Each pleasant surprise builds more interest in the task, and it gets easier to come back.
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