Do you think it really takes 10 minutes to check your e-mail? Think you’ve been watching TV for only a short time? Have you looked at the clock and wondered where the time went? Sometimes what feels like just a couple minutes is really a couple of hours.
So, what to do? Use a timer. Any timer. Try the one on your phone or on your stove. Randomly set it for a 15 minutes to see what 15 minutes really feels like. Or, use it for something like a boiling a 10 minute egg. You’ll be surprised by how quickly those minutes fly by.
Then, on the next occasion you need to spend quality time with a very important project, set your timer again. It’s a great way to check your time management ROI. Try it out and tell me how it works for you.