The Incredible Inedible Egg timer

Do you ever wonder how some people appear to have this calm balance in their life? It’s like they have endless time to get things done (and always seem to get their work done), while still are able to spend time with their families, they arrive places on time and not out of breath, and appear to have no stress in their life. It is easy to assume that this feat of remaining in balance at all times is a magic act they are pulling off, or an innate ability they are born; something that you’ll never be able to accomplish.

The truth is, balance is something everyone can have in their life with the proper tools- hence the Incredible Inedible Egg Timer.

An egg timer is one of my favorite tools for creating balance in life. Like your alarm clock, an egg timer allows you to get totally engrossed in something during your day, without the added stress of keeping track of time. When you start using a timer to create small pockets of time for yourself you’ll be amazed at how much more time you find in your day.

For example, mornings are hectic for everyone, and how we start off our day seems to influence how the rest of our day goes doesn’t it? So I use an egg timer every morning to carve out a little me time before starting my day. After I pour my morning cup of coffee I set the timer for 5-15 minutes, depending on how much time I have that day, and then I have that amount of time for self-reflection, mediation, coffee enjoyment, or what ever I am most needing that day. Because I know the timer is tracking the time for me, I am able to let go and really make the most of my time, have several moments of calm and quiet, and still make it to work on time.

The ways an egg timer can help you create balance in your life are limitless, and this will be a topic I explore in more detail in future blogs. But just to get your wheels turning a bit on this subject here are some ways you can start using an egg timer to create more time and balance your life….

Your To-do list

  • Thank you card writing
  • Email/blog checking
  • Phone calls
  • Bill paying
  • Home or office organization/cleaning
  • Menu/shopping list planning

Your personal time

  • Quiet/self-reflection time
  • Meditation
  • Exercise/Stretching
  • At home facials
  • Hot baths
  • Reading
  • Sitting in a coffee shop
  • Watching the rain
  • Online shopping
  • Cat napping

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