The Pomodoro Technique

What is the Pomodoro Technique?
It is a time management technique created by Francesco Cirillo
In a nutshell, it is deciding on a single task, then focusing on it for 25 minutes (one Pomodoro), and then taking a 5 minute break.
This process is repeated for 4 Pomodori, aka four 25-minute periods of focused effort with 5-minute break periods, and then a 15 minute break is recommended.
I like to write down the task on a Post It Note, and draw a few empty boxes representing how many Pomodori I think the task will take.
I will then use a timer and try to focus on the task until the timer rings.
Every time I finish a Pomodoro I cross off a checkbox on my Post It.
This gives me a nice overview of how productive I have been for the day.
Furthermore, I have found my concentration and productivity increasing since I started using The Pomodoro Technique.
Even though this technique is not for everyone, I recommend it to everyone 🙂
P.S. I wrote this entry using the Pomodoro Technique


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