Working for 20 minutes may seem like nothing. After all, you can spend 20 minutes on social media without even noticing! But did you know that working for just 20 minutes at a time can change your life?
You Will Get More Done
When you break your work into more manageable blocks of time, like 20-minute increments, it helps your brain to focus better naturally. This means that instead of your mind wandering to some daydream that isn’t related to your task, you’ll be able to focus on getting things done. When you spend less time daydreaming, you get more done because you waste less time on your wandering mind.
Your Brain Will Feel Less Tired
When you attempt to work on a task nonstop for an extended period, you put extra strain on your brain. When your brain feels strain, this can result in you feeling tired or easily frustrated by tasks. While working in short bursts of just 20 minutes, you give your brain ample time to rest, therefore leaving you feeling less tired. When you feel less tired, you will feel better overall and probably have a better disposition.
You Will Procrastinate Less
Do you struggle with procrastination? That will go away once you start working in 20-minute bursts.
Procrastination is often the result of feeling overwhelmed by a task or feeling like you need to find a large block of time to complete a specific task. When you approach a task realizing that you only need to work on it for 20 minutes, this will make it less daunting because you really can do just about anything for 20 minutes!
Not only that, but when you break down a task to fit into 20-minute increments, you can squeeze one of these increments in at almost any point in your life. Only have 20 minutes before you need to leave for a business dinner? Sounds like a great time to work on your project.
The point is, when you decide that you will only work on projects for 20 minutes at a time, this can truly change your life. The short burst work method will help you get more done, feel more mentally relaxed, and procrastinate less. So if you want a better life, it’s time to throw away traditional work methods and resolve to work just 20 minutes at a time.
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