Increase your productivity with “Pomodoro Technique”
Task: Doing an online course while utilizing 2 hours
Possible Distractions: Facebook, WhatsApp, Email, YouTube, Hunger issues, Songs etc.
All of us perform a lot of tasks on daily, weekly, monthly, yearly or even decadently basis. Most of the times, we do complete them and most of the times, we do not. But definitely, all of the times, we thought about delaying or postponing them (named as procrastination). It is in human nature. It has become a habit of us and it leads to wasted time, missed opportunities, poor performance, self-deprecation and increased stress.
No one can surely say that he/she is a non-procrastinator. First thing, that came into most of us minds is that, “I’ll do it later”. Am I right or not? Well, probably, I might be wrong but the thing is we all need to overcome this very habit of delaying the tasks.
So, in order to overcome the bad habit of postponing the things, I want to share my experience with you.
I was working on an online course, “Productivity: the Secret of Getting Things Done” and I came to know about this “Pomodoro Technique” to avoid procrastination. According to this technique, we need to:
- Set a timer of 25 minutes
- Work on the task for 25 minutes without being distracted (possible distractions mentioned above)
- Focus on the task
- Take a break of 3–5 minutes after the timer rings.
So, I followed these steps and spend my time on another online course. Firstly, it was difficult for me to start the project as I constantly getting the feelings like I have a whole day, I can do that in the evening or sometime later, but I didn’t let this feeling overcome me and just started the work. During working, I came across different thinking like I have Facebook notifications pending, I should check my WhatsApp, may be I have got an email or I should listen the songs to relax. But, I avoided these distractions up to 90%. As a result, I managed to complete its one section during that time without being distracted.
So, my advice is to never delay the things to tomorrow what you can do today.
The main takeaway here is that we should use the “Pomodoro Technique” to increase our productivity and to just start the tasks without delaying them.