Time Keeps on Ticking

What can you do in 10 minutes?

Think about it. No, really - think. There is nothing you can't stomach doing for 10 measly minutes. Just 10 minutes. Not a lot in the grand scheme of your life, right?

There is a web site called FlyLady that deals with the pressures of keeping a clean home. She (the FlyLady) proposes setting a simple kitchen timer for 10 minutes, cleaning and then STOPPING when the timer is up. No matter how far along in your project you've come.
"Don't obsess, set your timer for 10 minutes for each task, then QUIT!"

How many times have we all neglected something we should do because we didn't feel we had enough time to devote to it? Personally, I've lost count - needless to say my home is full of clutter. Sad, but true.

Back to the kitchen timer: I will say it again, Brilliant. 10 measly minutes. Who can't manage that?

I decided to put the 10 minute rule to the test in the gym, and have applied it to my warm up for Met Con WODs that don't involve specialized barbell movements. I come out of the locker room and head over to the mats. Then I hit start on my watch and go for 10 minutes. When the 10 minutes is over, so is my warm up. Simple.

Perfect, no. I don't always hit everything that I should. But I come pretty close. And that's a helluva lot better than the alternative - routinely neglecting a warm up due to the feeling that I just don't have the time.

10 minutes.

Come on, grab your timer.

3, 2, 1...Go!

1 comment:

  1. My sister used to say this to me while we were roommates. It was always pertaining to doing the dishes ("just do 10 minutes, it's usually done before that"), because I hate doing the dishes. To her credit, it works.



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