The Pomodoro Technique
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method. It was developed on late 80's by Francesco Cirillo, which was looking for a way to increase his productivity on studying.
In practice, it consists in divide your work in blocks of time, called Pomodoro. Each Pomodoro has a 25-minute duration, which you have to work on a single task, without interruptions. At the end of this block, you will have a 5-minute break. Once you have completed four Pomodoros, you can take a longer break. 20 minutes is good. Or 30.
The Technique's objectives are
- Increase your concentration
- Increase your productivity
- Cut down on interruptions
- Estimate the effort for activities
- Relieve your anxiety
There are 5 simple fundamentals of the Pomodoro Technique to make it work effectively.
- Choose a task you'd like to get done
- Set The Pomodoro for 25 minutes
- Work on the task until The Pomodoro rings; put a checkmark on a paper
- Take a short break (5 minutes)
- Every 4 Pomodoros, take a longer break (15-30 Minutes)