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POMODORO TECHNIQUE

Posted by admin on October - 18 - 2016

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo and it’s named after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer that he used.
The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks (4-5 minutes).

Decide on the task to be done.
1. Set the pomodoro timer (traditionally to 25 minutes)
2. Work on the task until the timer rings. If a distraction pops into your head, write it down, but immediately get back on task.
3. After the timer rings, put a checkmark on a piece of paper.If you have fewer than four checkmarks, take a short break (3–5 minutes), then go to step 1.
4. After four pomodoros) take a longer break (15–30 minutes), reset your checkmark count to zero, then go to step 1. Decide on the task to be done.
5. Set the pomodoro timer (traditionally to 25 minutes).
6. Work on the task until the timer rings. If a distraction pops into your head, write it down, but immediately get back on task.
7. After the timer rings, put a checkmark on a piece of paper.
8. If you have fewer than four checkmarks, take a short break (3–5 minutes), then go to step 1.
9. Else (i.e. after four pomodoros) take a longer break (15–30 minutes), reset your checkmark count to zero, then go to step 1.

Why Pomodoro Technique

1. WORK WITH TIME – NOT AGAINST IT

For many people, time is an enemy. We race against the clock to finish assignments and meet deadlines. The Pomodoro Technique teaches you to work with time, instead of struggling against it. A revolutionary time management system, it is at once deceptively simple to learn and life-changing to use.
2. ELIMINATE BURNOUT

Essential to the Pomodoro Technique is the notion that taking short, scheduled breaks while working eliminates the “running on fumes” feeling you get when you’ve pushed yourself too hard. It’s impossible to over work when you stick to the system. You may end up taking fewer sick days, too!
3. MANAGE DISTRACTIONS

Whether it’s a call, a Facebook message, or suddenly realizing you need to change the oil in your car, many distracting thoughts and events come up when you’re at work. The Pomodoro Technique will help you log your distractions and order them according to priority levels. Often, they can wait.
4. CREATE A BETTER WORK / LIFE BALANCE

Most of us are intimately acquainted with the guilt that comes from procrastinating. If we haven’t had a productive day, it’s pretty easy to end up feeling like we can’t enjoy our free time. Becoming a Pomodoro Master involves creating an effective timetable, allowing you to truly enjoy your time off.