Who knew something so simple as adding a chiming clock to my office would help keep me on task and get so much more work done!
Typically, I am not a huge fan of the chiming clocks, but my Dad gave me one for Christmas this past year. It was a clock my Grandfather had received as a retirement present. I know, a little ironic that I now use a retirement gift to keep up with my workday – but it works!
Don’t mind that crazy Dr. Seuss like sculpture next to the clock. My brother made it when he was in middle school and it is a prized possession of mine.
But, back to the clock. I love you clock.
- You remind me to look at the time, so I know how much is left in the work day and I can assess how finish the remaining work. Time management is an important part of running a business.
- If I am stuck in a rut on a specific design, you remind me to step away and come back later with a fresh set of eyes.
- If I am dilly dallying around, you help me to focus. That chime is a reminder to get back on track. Ahem, get off social media.
- You remind me that it is 6:00pm, and I need to stop working and go enjoy life outside of work.
There is sits, on top of my bookshelf that is across from my desk. A little cluttered, I know, but full of inspiring things….like squirrel underpants! HA! Never a dull moment here at The Creative Stack.
But seriously, do yourself a favor and get a chime clock in your office. A little reminder on the hour, every hour to focus on what’s important.