I am thankful for timers.
|I use the timer on my microwave the most.|
I use timers for many things, but the best thing they do for me is to get me started doing something I don't want to do. I set a timer for two minutes, five minutes, 30 minutes, etc., and then work on a chore for that amount of time. Before I start, I tell myself that I can stop when the timer goes off. Often, I have completed the task in the amount of time I set, or I have gotten over my inertia and continue working.
I might have a cat sitting on my lap all day long if I didn't have a timer to get me started with things. :)