I’m finding that if I’m working against a clock, it can make me productive, but it can also be a pain in the rear if I’m rushing around and feeling enslaved by the timer.
So, I tell myself, give it a rest. If you have to take some of that time to find the book you need or website, or whatever, then do it and reset [rather than ‘resent’] the timer.
In fact, I’m writing this during a seven minute stint that was dedicated to a story I’m working on. So there you go! Progress already!
Time to reset my Tomato One Timer.