Time is a finite resource

Most of the time, we are not really efficient working because we fall into the multi-tasking trap. We think we can do this while finishing that. We don’t realize that we must focus our attention on one task to complete it as soon as possible.

The Pomodoro Technique, with almost 30 years of history, is one of the most widely used and most-often mentioned at present. This technique is based on studies which support that after 25 minutes our concentration declines, it is for this reason that it is necessary to take a break in order to keep the productivity level. Forcing ourselves to stop will allow us to work more efficiently for a longer period of time.

I was planning to visit my village to see some administrative issues regarding barren as well as cultivated land. Due to tight time schedule, i was unable to find enough time. This time i thought what if i apply Pomodoro technique to this pending issue and see how it works for me.

Therefore, keeping aside all possible things which may divert my attention, i started thinking which day i can find maximum time to leave for village and may be in late night or next day, i can come back to my duty. Being engaged 5 days at office and 2 days at university plus some extra parallel works, i was finding it difficult to get some time. Meanwhile, applying pomodoro, different things were coming in my mind like thesis work, office work, some other tasks and i kept on noting down those, as this is the real beauty of this technique. You are engaged yet not completely cutting off, and if anything coming into, you are ignoring it in a good way.

So, after going into deeply, i figured it out, what if i left for my village at 1 PM on Sunday after attending my university class and may be have a night stay there and then come back to office on Monday morning may be a little late, by informing early to my colleagues to handle the situation, if any created. This way i can resolve this matter which is pending from many months and of course this way i can also meet my grand parents and receive their kind prayers for my future goals and objectives.

Final conclusions

If you have a day in which you are really unfocused, this technique will allow you to get into the loop and make the best of your time without procrastinating too much.Working non-stop hours not only is not productive but it is not healthy.

All-in-all I like portions of the Pomodoro technique. I like that it simplifies what I need to accomplish for that day and I don’t have to wonder, “What did I do today?”

I expect that after testing a few more issues or matters, that I’ll use portions of the Pomodoro technique moving forward.