Time moves irrespective of everything.
Daylight, age, and tasks. As human’s it’s one of our top stressors.
So when it comes to productivity and work, whatever the reason behind the anxiety (like deadlines), when we realise we can’t control the flow of time that’s passing us by, we fall off course.
We go into panic mode, our productivity drops, and we lose focus.
Dah dah dah dahhhh 🎺
Introducing the Pomodoro® Method (Yes, like the tomato).
A five-step time management tool created by Francesco Cirillo in the late ’80s.
The method aims to turn time into an ally rather than an enemy, to boost your productivity and bypass procrastination.
The five steps are as follows:
Sort a to-do list and prepare for your first task.
Set a 25-minute timer.
Work until the timer goes off.
Take a 5-minute break and tick off what you got done in the time.
Reset the timer, repeat the steps four times, and then take a 15–30-minute break.
Before starting the method, ensure you break down your tasks into more manageable chunks and reward yourself every time you tick something off the list.
This method has been proven to train the brain to focus only on one thing at a time for short bursts. This is because, to our brains, multitasking doesn’t exist.
Also known as... The cognitive load.
As bright as the most intelligent human being is, the mind can only hold onto around seven numbers, words, etc. at once, but only by switching between them like tasks. If we overload our brains, fatigue, frustration, and stress will follow!
Give it a try and see how you get on. You can find more information on the official website here: https://francescocirillo.com/products/the-pomodoro-technique
Here's a link to an online timer.
Here's a link to an actual timer, shaped like a tomato?!🍅