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Product Details

  • Paperback: 167 pages
  • Publisher: Constable & Robinson (May 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0716022605
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716022602
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,966,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Caroline Buchanan has been the agony aunt for Now magazine for 14 years, and before that worked in the same capacity for Here magazine and Candis magazine. She has written three self-help books: The Sensuous Slimmer, Caught in the Act and The Single Parent's Survival Guide and has featured on radio and television.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Damaskcat on April 14, 2012
Format: Paperback
The principle is simple. If you have a task which you keep putting off then devote fifteen minutes to it and then stop. If it is something which is going to take a lot of planning then the first fifteen minutes might just involve writing a list of things you need to do in connection with the task. If it is a simple task which you just can't face then fifteen minutes might be all it takes to complete it.

The book is divided into chapters which cover such topics as work, relationships, money etc. The fifteen minute rule can be used for anything including sorting out family quarrels or deciding what qualities you want in a future partner. The point if it is that you can bear to do anything for fifteen minutes and at the end of fifteen minutes you might find you want to continue and complete your task. On the other hand you might find you're still not that keen on it in which case you would just stop and plan another fifteen minutes later on.

I love reading self help books and trying out their suggestions and I found this one of practical use. So far I have used it for such diverse tasks as going through a bathroom cabinet and researching what external help is available for a domestic problem. I can see I will use the principles demonstrated in this useful book and any time I cannot persuade myself to start on a task then I will be setting my timer for fifteen minutes.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Katie M on November 20, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I'm sure that some will benefit from this. I found it irritating. I would not recommend it not at all.
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