Here’s a productivity tip from Pierre Khawand, founder and principal of People-OnTheGo.

Having a timer running while you work can drastically heighten your awareness and allow you to notice quickly when you deviate from a given task.

Setting a countdown timer for 40 minutes (or whatever period you choose) can have significant implications.

1. The timer creates purpose.

2. The timer creates accountability.

3. The timer prompts you to move things forward.

4. The timer serves as a stress relief mechanism.

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