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Apr 20, 2019 21:18:35

4 Minute Timer

by @brianball PATRON | 269 words | 51🔥 | 266💌

Brian Ball

Current day streak: 51🔥
Total posts: 266💌
Total words: 72751 (291 pages 📄)

When I make a coffee, I use a French Press.


You don't realize what you can accomplish in four minutes as you might just stand around waiting, listening to some music, or thinking about what you need to do.


However, if you get on the ground, you can't even fill four minutes with pushups. Most people can't do pushups for a whole minute. Definitely not four.


How many words can I type? 


When I set the timer, it probably took 20-30 seconds to come into my office and sit down. But as soon as I did, I started typing.


I already had the page open - so navigation time was zero. I was ready to type.


If I get to the end of 200 words before the buzzer goes off, I'll know I have even fewer excuses for ever breaking my streak -- because I almost always make coffee a couple of times per day and this could be my new mini-habit. 


Type the coffee. Brew the words. That didn't make sense, but I'm not editing. I'm writing. I guess I was editing a little.


There are apps that make it so that you can blur your words while typing -- to keep you from editing your thinking. You write until you reach your goal and then you edit later.


I already wrote more than the 200 words, but I'm typing until the timer goes off. Then, I'll grab my coffee and edit. I've already passed the 200 words, so this is going to work out quite well.


Did the alarm go off already? How fast do I type? ( 262 words in 4 minutes ) It just went off.

From Brian Ball's collections:

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    @brianball I like to use a French press as well and fresh ground beans of course. No excuses for breaking a streak if your goal is to write every day. In 15 days I look forward to welcoming you to #Teamstreak.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 21, 2019 08:36:35
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    @brianball wow what? 264 words in 4 minutes?! That's like a 200wad community record man... super impressed! 😊👍

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 21, 2019 17:10:21
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      @jasonleow - must be the anticipation of the coffee ;-)

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 21, 2019 02:21:10
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      @brianball Ah! Maybe that's the trick! Will try haha

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 21, 2019 17:24:35
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      @brianball @jasonleow yeah... wooooow! Amazing... I wander which was the "slowest post"... :-p

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 21, 2019 22:40:20
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