I often get asked about it though, so I thought perhaps it is time to write it up somewhere, then I don't have to type it ever again!
I often do this when I am feeling no motivation whatsoever, yet know there's stuff that needs to be done. I'll set the timer for just 10 minutes, or some other length of time I think is reasonable to devote at the moment, and go all psychonut commando on just that one task. I always end up surprising myself with just how much can get done when I am completely concentrating on one thing only.
This is useful too for remembering to take breaks when crocheting. With 48 year old hands, which are already experiencing trouble with arthritis, it is vitally important to not overstress my joints. By using my timer, I can more easily alternate between work and rest periods and still be productive and stay on track for the deadlines I have.
I have worn through so many timers over the years, I really should just buy them by the dozen. I'm positive my neighbors must think I do a lot of baking, as my timer rings several times over the course of a day!
Excuse me while I head over to Hobby Lobby for some supplies!
Update! My Craft Room Clock is done and I am taking orders if you want one!
Love and prayers,