Who knew “popcorn” was a verb?!
Well, it is, and I’m doing it!
Popcorning is doing a variety of short, fast tasks in 5 or 10 minute chunks over an hour or two. You essentially “popcorn” around your desk and to-do list using a timer or computer alarm clock to keep yourself on track.
I find this technique extremely helpful on days I’m procrastinating because it (a) makes things move so quickly, I don’t have time to think about whatever it is that holds me back and (b) I get things done and that feels fabulous!!
And, every few “popcorns”, I give myself a few minutes to play – on Facebook, Twitter, phone a friend or whatever feels good to me. My little rewards!