Time management is one of my favorite subjects and I’m always trying to find better ways to organize my time and be more efficient!
Recently I came across a method of time management that was new to me. It’s called the Pomodoro Technique (http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/) and it’s a little different from anything I’ve come across before. Here’s how it works:
- Using a blank piece of paper, a “to do” list or the Pomodoro to do form (download free at http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/), make a list of what you need to do.
- Choose a task that needs to be accomplished.
- Set the Pomodora (timer) for 25 minutes.
- Work on the task until the timer rings and then put a check mark on your sheet of paper indicating that you have spent one 25-minute session.
- Take a short break.
- Return to the task you were working on or start a new one.
- After 4 Pomodoros take a longer break.
The Pomodoro Technique is designed to help you eliminate the anxiety of time and enhance your focus and concentration. A free PDF book is available for download on the Pomodoro Technique website which goes into greater detail, including how to deal with interruptions caused by you and interruptions caused by others.
So join me and give it a try. Who knows – we might just get more efficient
and wouldn’t that be nice!