The 15 Minutes Technique
have you ever used this tool? It is quite common and consists in working in small blocks of fifteen minutes.
I'm using this method in the following way. I established the tasks that I have to carry out every day and I do each of them for at least 15 minutes a day. I'm not working hard, I know, but this is helping me to overcome my tragic tendency to procrastinate. I selected seven tasks and my intention is to increase the working time devoted to the most relevant and urgent of them. But at the beginning the key thing should be to administer the right amount of working time to people (like us) weakened by procrastination and its psychologica effects.
Important: this method isn't really suitable to comply short-term deadlines. In this moment, I'm rejecting too short-term deadlines and I'm focusing on my aims, trying to work everyday.
What do you think about? Any experience?
P.s.: sorry for my English.
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15 minutes (or less)
On several occasions, I've come up with a list of tasks and done each for 15 minutes on a rotating schedule. This worked well. I've also done super-short times on things I really don't want to do (like 1 minute, or even 30 seconds) -- this has helped to get over the resistance to doing really scary tasks.