The Pomodoro Technique

If you’re struggling with focusing on and finishing your tasks, you should try the Pomodoro Technique! 🍅

This popular time management method asks you to alternate Pomodoros — focused work sessions with short breaks and not to measure the time spent or wasted on a task.

A bit of background story – how it was created:

The Pomodoro Technique was developed in the late 1980s by then university student Francesco Cirillo. He was struggling to focus on his studies and complete assignments. Feeling overwhelmed, he asked himself to commit to just 10 minutes of focused study time. Encouraged by the challenge, he found a tomato (pomodoro in Italian) shaped kitchen timer, and the Pomodoro technique was born. 🙃

The power of the Pomodoro Technique is in it’s simplicity:

📝 make a to-do list
⏳ set a 25-minute timer
👨‍💻 focus on your task until the time is up, cross off a Pomodoro and measure what you’ve completed
☕️ take a 5-minute break
🎐 every 4 Pomodoros, take a longer (15-20 minutes) break

Try it! 🍅→🍅→🍅→🍅→🎐

You can hear more thoughts and examples in this episode of The Productivity Show podcast!

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