If you have important tasks to complete, the one thing which really gets in the way is interruptions. They can be our own fault such as checking e-mails or going onto Facebook (for example) or exterior such as family and children interrupting us.The 50:10:50 method is for when you want to get something done. You block out 50 minutes where you will do nothig but the task. You take 10 minutes to rest or have a coffee and then you go back for the next 50 minute block of time. Then you finish.
Jeff does this three times per week. He uses the time to write articles and develop new products. If we don’t use this method or at least work without distractions then we either get nothing done or take two or three times as long to get it done. That of course is a criminal waste of time.
I’ve found an online stopwatch program which is useful if you are using your laptop to work.
Let me know how you get on.