Tomato Timers and Giveaway #1

Recently I’ve felt more challenged to write some more. I’ve finally began to write in my journal once again after a long spell of simply nothing being written down, and as well as that, I’m now stirred to write some more in this blog.

I received a delivery from Hong Kong yesterday that has now given me the idea to start something new on my blog that I’ve seen on other blogs (that’s right, I’m stealing the idea) to give away things, and this is first thing to give away!
Quite a while ago now Simon Benham our Senior Pastor at Kerith Community Church preached on the importance of ‘stopping’ and finding Sabbath in your life (hear the message here). It was a great message that we all need to hear in our non-stop (or-feel-guilty-when-we-do-stop) lifestyles. Personally, my Myers Briggs type is an ENTJ, and a classic characteristic of an ENTJ is that I can rush from one thing to the next, not stopping or taking time to relax as I try to tick off everything on my ‘To Do’ list. I’ve even noticed that when I speak to people I can sometimes not stop to breathe, it’s ridiculus!
So this idea of ‘stopping‘ (or ‘opping‘ – it could be a silent ‘st’) is so important for me, I need to remind myself of it regularly. On this weekend, a method called the ‘Pomodoro Technique’ was spoken of, in which you spend 35 minutes working, followed by 5 minutes of rest. This was classically kept track of by using one of those tomato timers. Well, way back when it was preached, I thought it would be a good idea to buy some of them to give to people if they are interested! So I now have 5 tomato timers all the way from Hong Kong to give away to anyone who wants them! If you want one, just leave a comment somewhere, either on this blog, or tweet to me, or somehow(!) tell me how it would be useful to you, and I’ll choose who will get one! Or, (most likely to happen!), the first 5 to respond can have one.

By the way, they are hardly the most sophisticated, posh things, only paid a very small price for them, so cannot be held liable for how long or short their life spans are, but hey, everyone loves a freebie!
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3 thoughts on “Tomato Timers and Giveaway #1

  1. Great to see you blogging again Ben, and to hear you actually listen to the sermons! I've already got a tomato timer but I love the idea of you giving them away. Looking forward to more blogs. Simon.

  2. The Pomodoro Technique was so helpful when I was doing my revision. Simon's preach came at just the right time. I had to use my iPhone timer though so it didn't quite feel right. A tomato timer would be amazing!!

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