Does your focus wane during tasks sometimes? You aren’t alone! Some of us, here at Fit Brains, use the Pomodoro Technique, a popular time management technique developed by Francesco Cirillo. It’s designed to keep your mind fresh and focused so you can finish tasks faster. And, it’s supposed to help your concentration. Bet we have your attention now, don’t we?
How To Apply The Pomodoro Technique
1. Pick a task or project
2. Get rid of all distractions (eg. Phone, email)
3. Set your timer for 25 minutes
4. Work until you hear the timer
5. Take a break for 5 minutes
6. Mark a check on a piece of paper
7. Repeat steps 3-6 four times
8. Then take a break for 15 – 20 minutes
The Pomodoro Timer
In the 1980s, Cirillo used a kitchen timer shaped like a tomato to complete the drill and maintain concentration, hence the name Pomodoro (Italian for “tomato”). Nowadays, you can use apps like the Pomodoro Keeper (IOS), Marinara Timer (web), Simple Pomodoro (Android) and Focus Booster (Windows, Mac and web) to time your Pomodoros.
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