Have a More Productive Hour of Work

The way you think about an hour of work can change the way you work. You can have a more productive hour of work depending on what you idea of a work hour is.

The way you think about an hour of work can change the way you work. You can have a more productive hour of work by working for twenty minutes than you would have had if you had worked the entire hour.

Two months ago I was having problems focusing. I would start projects, but never finish them. I was sitting in front of my computer with the best intentions to get things done, but after two hours of sitting there I would realize I hadn’t made the progress I was intending to. How was I going to get myself out of this and into a productive mindset?

I started the 20 minute hour. 20 minutes in each area of life, and even if I wasn’t finished with a project, after those 20 minutes I would wrap it up and keep moving. 20 minutes for cleaning the house, 20 minutes to self care: either taking a shower or doing your nails etc, and ending the hour with 20 minutes of working online. Why had I not thought of this sooner!

In that hour I got more done than I had in the last two days. I knew my mind was going to have to work because in 20 minutes it was time to move weather I liked it or not.

Personally, I’ve found that if I do the computer time 20 minutes last then I can the freedom of zoning into a project, but I know that I can’t go to youtube and zone because I only have 20 minutes. I call it tricking your mind into being productive. It’s also amazing how much of your home can be cleaned in 20 minutes if that’s all you’re doing!

Here are some ideas to get you started

IDEAS FOR YOUR 20 MINUTE HOUR

  • PUT A LOAD OF DISHES IN THE DISHWASHER

  • SWEEP THE PORTCH

  • VACUME THE HOUSE

  • CUT THE GRASS

  • SWAP OUT THE LINENS ON YOUR BED

  • ORGANIZE YOUR CLSET

  • TEAMWORK AND PUT AWAY ALL THE KIDS TOYS

  • PUT A LOAD IN THE WASHING MACHINE

  • CHECK YOUR EMAILS, AND RESPOND!

  • DUST

  • DEEP CLEAN THE BATHROOM

  • START OF THAT PAPER YOU’VE BEEN PUTTING OFF

  • HANG UP A WALL COLLAGE

  • TRY ON CLOTHES TO SEE IF THEY STILL FIT AND IF YOU LIKE THEM

  • PAY ALL OF YOUR BILLS FOR THIS MONTH

  • TAKE A BATH

  • READ TO CLEAR YOUR MIND

  • CURL YOUR HAIR

  • LEARN SOMETHING ONLINE ABOUT YOUR PASSION

  • MOVE THE FURNITURE AROUND

  • WASH YOUR CAR

  • FIND 10 ITEMS AND PLACE THEM IN YOUR CAR FOR DONATION

  • BAKE MUFFINS OR A LOAF OF BREAD

Another wonderful benefit of this hour is that you don’t have time check your phone. You’re having an entire hour where you are being so proactive that you don’t have time to scroll. What a wonderful blessing! I’ve learned how attached I am to that little thing, and I don't like it! I don’t like that I feel the need to check it every time there is a notification.

With being a “crumple person” basically I love crumpling the paper that has my “to-dos” on it and trowing it away, I’ve found the 20 minute hour to be one that I feel very satisfied after accomplishing. I know I’ve made progress on my work because I’ve had to solely focus on it with no distractions. I can crumple those sticky notes and throw them away because I’ve completed projects that have been on my mind for weeks, or I’ve at least started on them!

What will you do with your 20 minute hour?

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