Feeling frustrated or overwhelmed? Try this simple TIMER TRICK! Works great for kids and adults alike…
Set it when:
⏰ You / the kids need to finish or end a task soon
⏰ You’re challenging yourself to finish something quickly or in a certain amount of time
⏰ You need to make a decision about something quickly
Check out these examples:
📺 Only 5 more minutes of TV
🍽️ Unload the dishwasher in 10 minutes or less
📖 Read for 20 minutes before bed
📨 10 minute break for every hour of work
🤔 30 minutes to decide on the yellow or green chairs
I use the timer trick a lot, especially for my toddler - it’s a favorite of some of the parenting accounts on IG. I let her push it, she feels in-control and knows what to expect when the timer goes off, helping curb (some of the) tantrums. It's also great for mundane household stuff because I love a good challenge, ha!
But, I REALLY love it is because it helps analysis paralysis (I OFTEN get stuck in a this-or-that rut when looking to buy something online) and the timer trick really enforces “just make that decision already!”
Have you tried the timer trick?