Carla and I talking about what technique we might try next to increase productivity and ultimately make our lives run more smoothly. After several hours of discussion (actually, 4 minutes when digressions about cats, bullet journals, cake, sleep apps, mermaids and novelty erasers are taken out of the total) we concluded that it was the time a task might take that was most off-putting. We also noted that things couldn’t actually take as long as we thought they did or we’d spend all our waking hours washing up.

So throughout May we’re going to trying to do tasks in 10 minutes. This creates an image in my head of us in some kind of Benny Hill speeded up film scenario but I’m sure it wouldn’t be like that. This should be easy as:

  1. Feel reluctant about doing something.
  2. Set a timer for 10 minutes.
  3. Carry out a task in no time at and sit back with a cup of tea feeling like Captain Smug.
  4. Let’s see how reality pans out!

Let’s see how reality pans out! Any one want to play along at home?