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Put time on your side with the Pomodoro technique
Transcript of Put time on your side with the Pomodoro technique
Why use a productivity technique?
What is the Pomodoro technique?
Editor, translator, educator, interpreter
so many distractions!
a free, easy-to-use productivity technique that can help you get more done in less time
FREE AND EASY
Can you stay on task for 25 minutes, avoiding internal and external distractions?
How it works
30 minutes of rest
1 Pomodoro cycle=
2.5 hours of productivity
minutes of timed, uninterrupted work
minutes of rest
October 25, 2013
Want to learn more?
Write down projects, their deadlines, and estimated number of Pomodoros needed for completion
Calculate how much time (in Pomodoros) you have for that day
Make a list of the tasks to complete that day by checking your activity inventory. Plan your day as a series of tasks and their predicted number of Pomodoros
estimated number of Pomodoros
number of Pomodoros in your work day
estimated number of Pomodoros needed to complete the task
External distractions difficult to eliminate in office settings
Forgetting to start the timer
What to do when you finish a task 5-15 minutes into your 25-minute Pomodoro?
Basic idea is logical and easy to put to use
More detailed (and somewhat rigid) recommendations are optional
The user can adapt the method to his/her personal style and work situation
Many free apps providing variations on the basic Pomodoro concept
Gradually learn about the pace of your work
Increase the accuracy with which you predict time needed to complete projects
Get it done already!
Less time "thinking about doing" and more time "doing"