Hit Stopwatch on Your Smartphone to Be at the Top of Your Field

How a big stopwatch screen can make you insanely productive

Muhammad Fazal
4 min readMar 23, 2022


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You pick your books and announce that you’re studying in your home and nobody should disturb you.

You close the room door behind you and throw the books on the bed with positive, productive aggression as if you will read them all as if you will eat them all.

Sweet dreams.

Anyways, you sit in front of books, and it’s just 15 minutes have passed, and your phone dings; you stick your eyes on the phone and grab it immediately to respond to the notification.

You engage with your smartphone, and once it’s done, you get to study.

Guess what? Again your phone rings, and you unconsciously pick it up and respond.

Can you relate to it? I think you can.

Here is the solution.

When You Work, Hit the Stopwatch

Forget all the productivity techniques; you do not need to spend months reading the piles of books.

Let’s make things relatively simple.

Let me take a similar but slightly different situation.

For instance, you are trying to build a side hustle, but you only get the weekends to work on your freelance projects or whatever that is you are trying to earn money from as a side hustle.

Now? Usually, the weekends pass and mostly without working on your side projects.

Or maybe you work on them, but you do not know how long your ass is stuck to your working chair.

Sometimes you mistake 30 minutes of working, like 3 hours of working, and that confusion is quite reasonable because you don’t know about the time.

Your attention is divided between checking notifications on your smartphone and working on your project.

Here is what you have to do now

When you work this time, put your smartphone near your book or laptop so that you can see it all the time quickly.



Muhammad Fazal

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