Wednesday, November 4, 2015

How Long Does It Really Take?

How do we do live in the present moment? Be efficient and focus your efforts on one thing at a time.

When you don't know how long a task will take, you may either over or underestimate the amount of time needed.

Keep in mind that small tasks may take less time than you think. Here is a list of everyday tasks and how long they take to complete  if you focus your energy on that one task:

Answer the average e-mail - 1 minute

Change a roll of toilet paper - 6 seconds
~ Fill a car gas tank - 5 minutes
~ Take one vitamin pill - 15 seconds 
~ Empty dishwasher - 5 minutes
~ Take out the garbage - 1 minute 
~ Make the bed - 1 minute
~ Make a 2-quart container of instant iced tea - 30 seconds
~ Put a milk carton back in the refrigerator - 7 seconds
~ Refill a liquid soap dispenser - 30 seconds
~ Replace the lid on a peanut butter jar - 4
~ Pick up a shirt off the floor, place on hanger and hang in closet - 9 seconds
~ Sign, address, add return address and stamp a birthday card for mailing - 1 minute, 40 seconds

~ Water one plant - 25 seconds

I hope these tips will help you live in the moment and get lots of things done!

Susan Lovallo, Founder of Clutter Solutions