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Sep 15, 2018 06:29:05   #
rujam (a regular here)
 
Kathleen's daughter wrote:
Hi
Well I have a lot of work to do around the place and was feeling overwhelmed and confused so I set the kitchen-timer and did 20-minute work-spells alternated with 10 minute Netflix and felt calmer and achieved a reasonable amount of work, and I think this will do me for the future as it felt pleasant.


That's the way to do it.
 
Sep 15, 2018 06:35:16   #
hairygrandma
 
Way to go!
Sep 15, 2018 06:49:02   #
dotcarp2000
 
ChristineM wrote:
Reported that SIMPLE INDIAN IDIOT


Good!!! She's putting her scamming on every post.
Sep 15, 2018 07:09:03   #
lindseymary
 
During a Black Dog period,I would get up,have coffee,then pretend I was a presenter on "How clean is your house?",for exactly one hour At the end of that hour I would reward myself with a coffee,as my energy had been spent!!Lindseymary
Sep 15, 2018 07:11:58   #
tobo11 (a regular here)
 
I work this way too. Good for you to have found this way to work.
Sep 15, 2018 07:15:35   #
carlamwest
 
I do this all the time. My husband is a "get it done" kind of person but I work better and think I accomplish more in smaller allotments of time. I usually do 10 minutes tho lol and read or watch tv for 30 haha
 
Sep 15, 2018 07:27:35   #
susanmjackson (a regular here)
 
Sometimes I do that with regular tv programs. I will sit and watch and when the commercials come on, I hop up and pick up the mess around the house, wipe off a counter, dust a bit, whatever I can in those couple of minutes. It is surprising how much gets done during an hour long program’s commercials.
Sep 15, 2018 07:30:21   #
Rhonda Abernethy (a regular here)
 
Smart thinking! I used to do the same thing when I only had one day off as a nurse. Those little breaks really help!
Sep 15, 2018 09:00:59   #
Chrissy (a regular here)
 
I do a similar thing with chores I don't like. Set the timer for 1 hour and get the unpleasant tasks done (housework, accounts) and reward my self with an hour of "me time". I find it works very well to work 'against the clock'
Sep 15, 2018 10:20:34   #
knitteerli
 
I do this, but in shorter times. It’s amazing how much I can pick up in a room in five minutes! Who can’t spare five minutes here and there.
Sep 15, 2018 13:30:50   #
Montana Gramma (a regular here)
 
Rewards are good!!
I spend 10 minutes a day in any room we have used, the kitchen of course gets way more time just during the day. Amazes me how much I can actually do in 10 minutes. Bathrooms are always spiffed this way. If I have company coming I can take more time but sure breaks up the have tos! My big fall cleaning is done because we rearranged two tv rooms and that precipitated a whirlwind, lol!
 
Sep 15, 2018 15:31:16   #
Kathleen's daughter (a regular here)
 
So cool, peeps!
Sep 16, 2018 06:35:02   #
knitteerli
 
Yes, having company is the best motivator to get into those overlooked spots.
Sep 16, 2018 07:16:53   #
SaxonLady (a regular here)
 
Kathleen's daughter wrote:
Hi
Well I have a lot of work to do around the place and was feeling overwhelmed and confused so I set the kitchen-timer and did 20-minute work-spells alternated with 10 minute Netflix and felt calmer and achieved a reasonable amount of work, and I think this will do me for the future as it felt pleasant.


just 10 minutes of Netflix. How???
Sep 16, 2018 07:28:48   #
Caroline19
 
You have found a great way to do it. My problem would be that I would get into the show I was watching and blow my schedule. I now live in a much smaller home (a townhouse) so is much easier to keep clean. The kitchen is kept clean every day which I do while I cook my dinner. I dust my living room and dining room one day - takes less than an hour and the next day I vacuum and wipe down the floors which takes less than an hour as well. I do the same with my bed-sitting room. Dust one day and vacuum the next. The 2 bathrooms take no time at all. I do this once every 2 weeks and it works really well for me.
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