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I’m quite sure that hunters & gatherers and early agrarians never struggled with procrastination.  Hunger is a strong motivator.  But we in the modern age have to battle our human natures in order to sit still and be “productive” for eight hours a day.

Here are some good reasons to use a timer at work.  Use a Timer as a Productivity Booster and Sanity Minder (  You should read the article.  I’m just going to summarize it here for my own reference:

  • Timers are Workload Containment Units
  • Timers enforce commitment to one task
  • Timers keep you honest about time
  • Timers make breaks better

Good advice.  Cross reference with “the power of focus,” and “work will expand to fill the time allotted to it.”  Let’s be careful out there folks, and don’t forget to prioritize.

Well, time to get back to work.  Tick tick tick…

-Johnny 0.



One Comment

  1. This is a great tip. I’m trying out a desktop timer today to see if it helps me at work.

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