Have you heard about The Pomodoro Technique?
Well, to put it simply is a time management method that was developed by Francesco Cirillo.
This technique encourages people to work with the time they have—rather than against it. Using this method, you can break your workday into 25-minute chunks separated by 3 to 5-minute breaks.
These 30minute intervals are referred to as pomodoros (from the Italian word for ‘tomato’, after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer that Cirillo used as a university student).
After about four pomodoros, you take a longer break of about 15 to 20 minutes.
Does the Pomodoro Technique work?
There are a lot (A LOT) of productivity tricks. Some of them work, others… not so much. Usually we try to keep it simple. During the sprint, we write down our tasks for the day, and start the hustle to knock them down. The problem is… sometimes we diverge. Our focus goes haywire and our productivity disappears. When that happens, we start working against the clock. Our anxiety levels go up, and we take a step further to burnout.
So many different people rave about how this technique helped them greatly improve their focus, and it does help! The pomodoro technique allows you to calculate the value of your time.
Plan your pomodoro sessions accordingly and then work to that plan to deliver a balanced outcome. Don’t over deliver wasting time, and don’t under-deliver because you didn’t give yourself enough time.
The pomodoro technique is especially useful for people working on flat rate projects, to ensure they maintain a profitable hourly rate and equally useful as a method to fit everything into any busy life.
This Technique Is So Simple
So simple that some people find it laughable. But you know what? KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid.
It is an effective way to achieve a balance between quantity and quality, and all you have to do is focus for 25 minutes at a time. If you’re feeling beaten/tired/out of focus every day, and you have no idea how anyone can avoid it, try this method. Try it for a week. Watch the results. If it doesn’t work for you, keep tabs on our blog, because we might have another solution for you. But the best part of this method is its effectiveness at keeping you fresh by forcing you to take breaks after each session.
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