Getting Stuff Done!
Posted by Adam Harries on Thursday, October 30, 2014
This is a productivity technique so simple, you'll wonder if it's for real. Trust me, this works.
It's called the pomodoro technique, in honour a the little pomodoro-shaped kitchen timer in the pic.
Here's how it works...
Set the pomodoro timer for 25 minutes (there are loads of free apps that serve the same function).
Work. Study. Whatever. Just do what you've got to do for the full 25 minutes. Total focus. No
. No calls. No email. Anyone can focus for just 25 minutes.
After the 25 minutes are up, take a 5 minute break. To work well, the break needs to be a complete break from what you're doing and where you're doing it. Maybe go to the kitchen and get a brew, rather than stay in the same seat and go on Facebook.
Repeat as many times as you like. The official method is to complete four cycles and then take a longer break of around 30 - 60 minutes before completing a further four cycles.
Simple, but really effective. Don't believe me? Try it out and report back to me in the classroom. :)
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