Time Management: The Pomodoro Technique

I get distracted pretty easily and worst by the least important thing, or at least things that could take a seat! A trait I’m not so proud of. For example I could be doing something really important, like writing an article or completing a major assignment when I suddenly remember that my kitchen cabinets need rearrangement. Smh. And more often than not, I actually stop what I am doing to complete this suddenly cropped up idea. I then end taking a detour to doing things that could wait while my main plans for the day remain unattended to.

However if you’re like me you’re probably always looking for ways to better yourself. Personal development and I have recently landed the Pomodoro technique, a time management technique a developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980’s.

The technique splits time in bits of 25 minutes where an individual focuses on completing a certain task within those 25 minutes called ‘pomodoro’ with breaks of five mins between varying activities.

Not only does it help to focus and instill the discipline to complete a given task but it also helps keep away simple and minor distractions. Like when you feel the urge to check your Facebook status.

To maximize on this technique read more on the Pomodoro technique here and once you have a hang on it, you’ll be able to predict how many pomodoro you need a day to complete all your tasks assigned to your days.

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Originally published at cikukibandi.wordpress.com on September 21, 2015.

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