I do not respect the egg timer

I try – I really do try.  Lani had an excellent suggestion in time management. I read her schedule with great envy.  So, employ the egg timer technique. Simple genius. With one flaw. I do not respect the egg timer. I set it, I work, it goes off, I continue to work…just a few more minutes. Failure.

Athol is very correct in his assessment of my love of my life. It is busy.  It is chaotic. It is beautiful. But, it is not as productive as it could be. I am grown up enough to admit some serious short falls in my management plan. I am sure there are a gazillion wasted minutes because I fly by the seat of my pants much of the time. I almost feel like I have to as the life of a wife/mother/daughter/friend/realtor/self leaves infinite amount of possibility to change, last minute reschedules, and immediate needs.

But I also know I am making excuses.


  1. When I work from home (which I’m bad at), the egg timer IS invalid when the kids need something or I’m baking or whatever. I’m still learning “work hat” vs. “home hat”- it’s tricky. I actually find that the busier I am, the easier it is to streamline and respect the egg timer 🙂

    I can’t imagine it would work for most people, but for those who lose TRACK of time as I do, it’s a big help! YOU love chaos, I have to control chaos (dang ocd)- different strokes, man!

  2. LOL miss OCD beat me to the punch on the comments. 🙂

    I was going to say much the same thing.

  3. I do love the life that it is mine – but I know there has to be some important stuff falling through…I really wish I could do better with the egg timer thing. It is so smart.


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