The Pomodoro technique

27/9/2010 |

In our How to Get Things Done public workshop we go over the idea of the Pomodoro technique and find a lot of people are not familiar with this idea.

Francesco Cirillo created the Pomodoro Technique in 1980s after a long search to improve his own study habits. Starting in the late ’90s the technique was embraced by professional teams. It can help us accomplish what we want to do and chart continuous improvement in the way we do it.

Materials you need?
1 kitchen timer/egg timer
1 sheet of paper
1 pen/pencil

How it works?
A pomodoro is a measurement of time. 1 pomodoro = 25 minutes

First make a list of all the tasks you want to do that day and allocate how many pomodoros you will spend on each task.

take the kitchen timer and set it to 25 minutes and start on the task. Once the timer has hit 0 take a small break (5 minutes should do the trick) and repeat the process.

After completing 4 Pomodoros take a longer break.

This technique really helps to build attention span and focus. For more information download the free PDF Ebook here

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