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Friday, March 16, 2012

Productivity Technique 1 - 3,2,1.. Pomodoro!

   Before you think I've lost my marbles, hear me out. This post is about a useful productivity technique called "Pomodoro". Believe me follow it and you'll find yourself getting more things done.I use another technique for completing things in the long term but they do work together well. Pomodoro is the Italian word for tomato, thus the tomato is the logo.


What you need:
1. A kitchen timer (shaped like a tomato maybe?), or a software timer is also fine.
2. A pad or paper

  
Start your task after setting the timer to 25 minutes. Stop when the timer goes of. You my friend have just completed one pomodoro. Take a 3-4 minute rest. Then restart your activity with total concentration. After 4 pomodoros treat yourself to a break of 15-20 minutes. That's it. The technique was created by Francesco Cirillo and is very popular among software developers. Probably because programming requires so much concentration and this technique encourages concentration while avoiding a burnout.

Next time you've got something to complete just give it a try, essay writing, studying, programming, anything!!



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