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Tip Tuesday – Go Retro

Do you feel like the hours slip away from you? Are you often late, or do you waste long periods of time online? I suggest you REPLACE some of the digital clocks in your home with ANALOG clocks with big, easy-to-read numbers. I like this simple $10 one from IKEA.

Why? Because then you can see, at a glance, where you are within the context of the hour. If the time on your analog clock is 7:38, you can quickly see that you have about 20 minutes left before you need to leave the house at 8:00. But when you see the numbers “7:38” on a digital clock, you only see an isolated minute, not your “place” in the hour. Hands moving around a dial give you a much clearer VISUAL comparison of where you are within an hour, how much time has passed, and how much time is left.

When time is broken into 12 hour sections, or into quadrants, it seems much easier to manage. In this digital world, using a retro clock may totally improve your timeliness. Give it a try and let me know what you think!