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Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

Joined: 7 Dec 2019
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24 Apr 2020, 2:37 am

I use a timer I set for repeated intervals to focus, but it can be too loud to use all the time, or break quickly if I carry it around my neck all the time. Does anyone know a durable, cheap timer I can put on a cord or around my wrist as a wrist watch that can be set for repeated intervals, that is relatively quiet or has a vibrate or flash mode, or modifiable volume?

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24 Apr 2020, 8:26 am

Some digital wristwatches have a timer function.

You could also (if you're at home) use a striking clock. I have my great-grandma's old Victorian mantle clock and it strikes on the hour and half hour. Most clocks (with three keyholes in the dial) will chime on the quarter hours as well. There was a long tradition in Catholic private devotions of using these kind of clocks to cultivate mindfulness and allow for meditation--not to mention they are way cool if you don't mind listening to tick, tock, tick, tock constantly. I like the ticking but some Aspies can't deal with the sound.

Setting a timer on a cell phone left on Vibrate would also work.

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