Imagine if you had a tool (yes, one tool) that could help you:
- set timelines,
- stay focused,
- and be more productive.
Wouldn’t it be grand?
Yes. Yes, it would.
Well… I found such a tool, friends!
(Imagine me being this excited about it.)
So, what is this magnificent tool?
I’m so glad you asked.
It’s an app called MultiTimer.
I can’t quite remember how I came across it (I’ve been using it for MONTHS now), but the MultiTimer app SERIOUSLY CHANGED MY LIFE, y’all! It’s changed the way I manage my time, it’s helped me stay focused, and it’s seriously upped my daily productivity. It’s also become my secret weapon for no less than FOUR aspects of my daily routine.
I told you.
This app is life-changing.
THE SIMPLE TIME MANAGEMENT TOOL THAT WILL HELP YOU BE MORE PRODUCTIVE
While I wasn’t actively looking for a time management tool, I couldn’t be happier with the one that I found. The MultiTimer app is simple, colorful, and very user-friendly. Best of all? It does everything I need it to do!
Favorite MultiTimer App Features:
- You can have as many as 12 timers in your workspace.
- You can name, color code, and choose a descriptive icon for each of the timers you set.
- You can change the timer sounds!
- You can choose how you want to receive notifications (mine are least intrusive, but still alert-able).
- You can have one, two, four, or ALL OF THE TIMERS running at once (hence the name MultiTimer).
- It runs in the background, but doesn’t drain your battery!
- It’s FREE!!!
Important Note: This is NOT a time tracking app. It does not keep track of or record how long it takes you to do something. I highly recommend Toggl if you’re looking for something like that.
HOW (AND WHY) THIS SIMPLE TIME MANAGEMENT TOOL WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Ever get so engrossed in what you are doing that you forget to look at the clock; and when you finally do, you’re shocked by what time is staring back at you? Yeah, me too. That’s why I first started using the MultiTimer app to help me better stick to my block schedule.
Now, at the start of every block, I set a timer. 30 minutes for social media, 1 hour for email, 2 hours for writing blog posts, etc. When the timer goes off, I finish up whatever social post, email, or paragraph I was working on and move on to the next task/block.
But you’re probably wondering WHY I didn’t just use the timer that comes on my phone, right?
The simple answer: Because I wanted to be able to time other stuff!
Like laundry and water consumption.
What the what?!
I have become well-known for putting in a load of laundry and leaving it in the washer (wet) for hours because I got into something else, couldn’t hear the “end of cycle” chime, or just simply forgot. I wanted to be able to set a timer so I would know when to go down and put the wet stuff in the dryer. But if I already had a timer going for my block of social media time…
You see my dilemma.
I needed more than one timer!
As for the water consumption… I have a (very) bad habit of not drinking enough water. I can have a tumbler full of water in front of my face, mere inches from my fingertips, and still not take a single sip for hours.
Because one of my 2016 goals was to drink 4 tumblers of water every day, I knew I had to do something to get serious about my hydration. I thought that setting a 10-minute timer to prompt me to drink would fix my problem.
And it did! But only if I wasn’t timing my blog post writing…
Again, you see my dilemma!
I needed multiple timers!
Guys. Within just a few days of using the MultiTimer app, I was sticking to my timelines, I was actually getting laundry done, and I was drinking more water. Not only was I on top of my block schedule, I was on top of my life. I was ON TOP of the freaking world!!!
Ok. Maybe that’s taking it a little too far.
In all seriousness though, I have never felt more focused (studies actually show that being under a time limit really helps you focus); or productive—because I was sticking to those time blocks like I never had before. And I wasn’t falling down the social media black hole—because hello, I have a timer for how much time I get to scroll!
I was getting so much done during the day that I didn’t feel the least bit guilty for taking some time at night to watch Gilmore Girls and enjoy a glass of wine.
That’s what the MultiTimer app did for me. And I bet anything it could do the same for you!
Have you ever used a timer to power through your day? I dare you to try it! 😉