Timer Uses at Home and Work
One of the wonderful swag gifts I gathered at the 2:1 Conference two weeks ago was a Bright Ideas Press timer/alarm. Most of you have probably read my post on the agony of the trip to get to this FANTASTIC CONFERENCE and many have asked about the rest of the story that I haven’t been able to put to paper yet.
But, I have been using my timer! One of the points driven home at the conference was managing our time. I got to thinking about all the alarms and timers that I use during the day.
#1 My phone goes off at 5:30am with the first alarm of the day..ugh
#2 Another alarm chimes at 8:00am to remind me to stop working online and make sure the girls are up and moving.
#3 Chimes go off on the hour on my phone to help me stay focused and to remind me to check the schedule. Usually to see how far off base we have drifted!
#4 Nap alarm is set for 4 year old that doesn’t want to sleep but will stay still and rest until the alarm goes off (I have a pre-alarm set 5 minutes before his alarm so I can run check on him. If he is asleep – I have been known to swipe the alarm and let him be shshsh!).
#5 Depending on the day – alarms sound a fifteen minute warning for departure to group activities such as youth group, gym class, driving lessons, church, etc.
#6 I telecommute four days a week and have an alarm sound 15 minutes before my scheduled log in time.
#7 Of course a time out alarm is set at least once a day!
#8 I tend to get distracted – so I carry the timer with me when something is in the oven. Yes, I set the one on the oven, but I often don’t hear it when in another room.
#9 Sadly, I also set the alarm on the dryer AND the washing machine to call out to me that the laundry needs to be “rebooted”. I carry the Bright Ideas timer with me in case I don’t hear the calls from the laundry room over the normal chaos!
#10 I actually have a timer set in the evening to remind me to chase the girls off to bed. They are night owls! They do not hear the alarms in their room which is why I have my alarm to remind them to move it on upstairs.
WOW… it sounds like we live in a bell tower! LOL… We also have a grandfather clock but it is silent right now (awaiting repairs) but it chirps every fifteen minutes!
My alarm just went off… time to go to bed… How do you use timers and alarms in your house?