Pomodoro technique

Have you heard about the Pomodoro technique? It is a very simple time management system that helps you to be more focus.

I mentioned this technique as one of the many tools that helped me to be more productive.

And over here, you just need a timer and todo list!

How it works? ?

This technique requires two things – a timer and a list of things that you want to finish in a limited time. Why is this list so important? It will help you to focus on the things that you have to do.

A good practice here is to split your tasks into smaller pieces that you can fit and finish within the time limit of the timer. Traditionally timer is set for 25 minutes of work and 5 minutes for a break. You should take a break after each interval to relax so that you can focus on work afterward.

For example, I’m using the Pomodoro Technique to focus on writing this post. It’s taking more than 25 minutes to write it, so I’m splitting it into 2-5 pieces. During working, I love to listen to calm music, which further boosts my focus. Sometimes this gets me into the “pure focus zone”, and I’m writing without taking these breaks, but it’s always up to you.

Why I’m using it? ?

The worst part of getting things done is to start doing them and sticking to do them.

What I really like about it is that, after you start your timer, you have to commit to work. And because it’s timer-based, you can always see how much time is left. This gives a little hope to do things just for a little bit more. ?

Gamify it a bit! ?

To make this process a little bit more fun, you can try and gamify it with apps! I know it might sound a little bit counterintuitive, but bear with me.

There probably is a lot of different Pomodoro apps, which can actually help you stay focus.

For example, I’m using Plantie app.

Now I have to wait for 18 minutes to add this picture!

In that app, you are growing different trees, and you are rewarded for staying focus on work.

With these rewards, I can buy new trees in the app, and so on. Sound simple, right?

And it is very effective for me as I love collecting things. At least this time, it is beneficial… ?

My little peach tree

So what do you think about this technique? Is it something that you tried? Or are you using it daily? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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And I hope to see you next time! ?

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4 years ago

Plantie looks nice, thanks for recomendation! 🙂

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