Working From Home
Making Working from Home, Work for YouStaying on task while working at home can be challenging for some. Between the many distractions, to-do lists, kids, and just the lack of change in the environment, it can often hinder how much work can get done. But it doesn’t have to be that way. More and more people are transitioning from working in an office to working from the home every day. When done right, this can bring a lot of joy and comfort into the lives of employees, and many employers often see an uptick in productivity with this shift.
Jake Knapp and how he uses the Time Timer PLUS - Make Time Edition while he’s working from home.
Another way to use a Time Timer visual timer is for remembering to give yourself a break. Working from home can often mean no set lunch breaks, and no water coolers to catch up on everyone’s weekends. Go in a separate room, and set your Time Timer for 15 minutes. Take a break from work, children or anything else going on in the home.
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When working from home, let Time Timer help you:
- Stay Organized: Keep track of valuable time and break large, overwhelming projects into small, manageable 20-minute activities (Need help? Check out the Time Timer PLUS – 20 Minute).
- Ease and Manage Daily Routines: Use a Time Timer visual timer to get you through the morning, the work day, dinner, cleanup, bath and bedtime. By seeing time disappear, a small sense of urgency is created allowing you to get through your routine quickly, and on time.
- Stay Focused: Using the Time Timer visual timer not only creates a sense of urgency within your own workflow, therefore increasing focus, but it can also signal to those around you not to disturb. If your children or family members are in the home, let them know that when they see the colored disk, that's focus time, and to wait to ask any questions until it disappears.
- Maintain Efficient Meetings: Set up your Time Timer visual timer on your desk so that you can see it or position it so that your coworkers can see it in the camera. Alternatively, use the Time Timer Desktop App’s “Stay on Top” feature, which allows the timer you set to be seen in front of the screen you may be sharing. Time Timer can help you, and everyone in the meeting, stay focused and accountable for your time.
How the Time Timer Works
Easy to Set: To set a Time Timer, move the colored disk to the desired amount of time.
No Loud Ticking: The time automatically begins to count down with no loud ticking.
Time Visually Disappears: As time elapses, the colored disk disappears. The Time Timer operates in a clockwise direction.
Make Every Moment Count: Time is up when the disk is gone!
Intuitive Assistive TechnologyTime Timer believes in creating products that truly help people of all ages and abilities to conquer time – in the classroom, in the home, and in the workplace. While time can be a challenge for everyone, we aim to provide intuitive and innovative solutions that make a real difference.
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PLUS – Make Time Edition
As Jake Knapp mentions in the video above, he usually focuses best for 90 minutes at a time so the Time Timer PLUS - Make Time Edition gives him that ability. This timer can be set for up to 2 hours to give you the ability to tackle larger tasks or projects. This timer can go from a workday activity to a great tool to use with your children once your workday is over.
The personal sized Time Timer Original 3” is another great working-from-home tool. The Original 3” gives you the ability to take this timer anywhere in the house with you. It is easy to transport and put on any tabletop. Use this as a quick visual reminder to stay on task when there are distractions in your home.
Time Timer MOD
The Time Timer MOD brings style to your home office. It’s modern look and availability in three fun colors makes this personal-sized visual timer a favorite. The MOD comes with a soft silicone case that can easily be switched out to match your mood! (Extra cases sold separately.)
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ADDitude Magazine | ADHD Brains Working at Home: A Beginner’s Guide to Telecommuting
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The Story Exchange | 5 Tips for Parents Working Remotely With Kids at Home During Covid-19
The Focus Course | Staying Focused at Home Webinar Replay
Medium | Running a Remote Design Sprint
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Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Jake Knapp and John Zertasky
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