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The Timer Method Is the Life Hack You Didn’t Know You Needed

If it's good enough for Lorelai Gilmore, it's good enough for us.

Let’s be honest, we don’t feel good about procrastinating. But we’re human and we can’t help it. Being in school and sitting down to write daunting 20-page paper is the perfect time to take 10 quizzes on BuzzFeed, though! You just have to know which guy from Pretty Little Liars  is your soul mate, right? Wrong. It happens to all of us, we understand. Good news though, Melissa Alexandria has an easy fix that could change your procrastination habits for good! It’s called the timer method.

It’s exactly what it sounds like. Set a timer for a certain amount of time: 10, 20, 30 minutes, however long you want to challenge yourself to get work done without distraction, and use that time to the fullest. You can use this with a myriad of tasks you tend to put off: studying, cleaning, exercising, writing a paper, the lists goes on (we know).  You’d be surprised how much you can get done when you focus for a short amount of time! Fun fact: Lauren Graham used the timer method to write her memoir, Talking as Fast as I Can.  That’s reason enough for us to try it out.

And if you’re desperate for more tips to stop procrastination in its tracks, check out these words of wisdom from our girl Heidi Artigue.

Get More Done with the Timer Method

Check out Melissa’s YouTube channel for more advice on living a happy and healthy life, here!