The Easy Technique To Become More Focussed
Who wants to start today with a simple but powerful productivity technique that will help put you in high gear?
Do you struggle with procrastination?
Do you have trouble maintaining focus?
Are you checking your emails or social media every five minutes?
The above was me a few years ago. I was working hard but getting nowhere. I always felt inundated with work, and there wasn’t enough time in the day to complete everything until I realised how much time I wasted.
So what helped me to become focused on being more productive with my workday? I found the Pomodoro Technique, which was a lifesaver.
What is The Pomodoro Technique?
It is a simple productivity method which works by chopping up your workday into 25-minute chunks of completely concentrated work, which are called Pomodoro’s. Pomodoro’s are separated with five-minute breaks. It might seem crazy but think about it. If you work all day, constantly, you may find it hard to remain focused, but 25 minutes is almost always achievable. The required five-minute breaks at the end of the 25 minutes ensure you are refreshed enough to challenge to the next Pomodoro.
With these 5 minute breaks, I found the result is that I can achieve much more work during my workday.
So what are you waiting for?
Set a task, set a timer for 25 minutes and give it a go! You have nothing to lose, but more time to gain.
If you would like to know more, like how to deal with interruptions at work, read The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo.
"Most users abandon traditional time management methods because they find them too complex and confusing ... The Pomodoro technique ... offers a fresh approach that enables you quickly and easily to learn how to use your time in a more effective and focused manner ... how to boost your productivity drastically and consistently in a way that will stay with you forever ... The method works in part by getting you to change your mindset, helping you to view time as an ally to embrace, rather than an enemy to fear ... With this book and a few simple tools - a pencil, a piece of paper and a kitchen timer - anyone can boost their productivity"
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