Pomodoro – It’s More Than a Pasta Sauce
Whether you’re in high school or college, the Pomodoro Technique is a great way to fight distractions and train your brain to be productive. This technique was invented by developer, entrepreneur, and author Francesco Cirillo in the 90s. He named it after the tomato-shaped timer he used when he was a college student.
It seems many of us struggle when it comes to time management. The Pomodoro technique is focused on managing your distractions, working in short sprints, and taking regular short breaks. All you need is a timer.
Here’s how it works:
- Choose a task to be accomplished. If you have a large task, break it down into several smaller tasks.
- Set the Pomodoro (timer) to 25 minutes.
- Now, get to work. When the timer rings, put a check on your sheet of paper.
- Take a 5-minute break.
- Start the timer and repeat. After four Pomodoros, take a 25-30 minute break.
This method can help bolster your creativity and keep you motivated to complete your work. Once you set your timer, don’t allow yourself to check Facebook or Instagram. Also, get up and walk around or stretch during breaks. Before too long you’ll find yourself procrastinating less and accomplishing more.
There are some simple, easy-to-use apps available on both iTunes and Google Play that automate the Pomodoro process. Search for “pomodoro” in your phone’s app market to get started.