If you receive my weekly emails you will have read about the experience I had with the Pomodoro Technique a few weeks ago. Following the responses I received I thought I would share this with a wider audience. If you’re not subscribed to my mailing list then you can subscribe here to receive weekly updates.
What is the Pomodoro Technique?
If you’re the type of person who isn’t good with time management, procrastinates too much rather than just putting things into action, or stresses over how little time you have rather than making the most of the time you do have, then the Pomodoro Technique may be a game changer for you.
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management process which encourages you to work with the time you have rather than battling against it. The method breaks down your working day into chunks of time, rather than having one big time block to play with.
Using time blocks of 25 minutes with a 5 minute break in between means that you use your time wisely and you become more efficient as you have a sense of urgency to get the task in hand completed. After 4 sessions of 25 minutes you will then take a longer break of 15 to 20 minutes. The longer break is there to make sure you have time to reflect and think about the rest of the time ahead. This helps your mind to refresh so that you can concentrate better on the rest of your day and so that you don’t become ‘burnt out’.
There are loads of apps out there to help you with this technique. Just Google Pomodoro Technique apps and choose the one which suits you best.
I’m the type of person who has back to back meetings throughout my day and have very little time for breaks. The thought of having more breaks worried me as I feel like I don’t have enough time in my day. However, splitting my day into smaller chunks made me much more productive and I got through my to-do list much quicker. I know so many of you are the same as me, so I just needed to share this finding with you.
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