Do you have a favorite tool? I love the Time Timer™. You can see in the photo that the red area provides a “visual countdown” of the time. It’s easy to track the time with a quick glance, so I love using it when I’m giving a presentation. It is also handy for children who are still learning about clocks.
When it comes to new initiatives, time can be tricky. Cultivating healthy habits may demand that we find space in our already packed daily schedules. Large projects may absorb so much time that we fall behind in other areas of our lives. Sometimes we simply become so engrossed in exploring a new subject that we lose track of how many minutes have gone by.
If your goal this year requires an investment of time, consider using a timer. Decide in advance how much time you will allocate each day to the new activity, and then hold yourself accountable with a timer. Timers can be a comfort if you are having trouble staying on task (“only 3 more minutes”), or a handy alert to keep you on track (“time to drive to school for pickup”). Find a tool that helps you manage the time you have, and put it to work for you.