Eat that Frog with a Pomodoro
Pomodoro Technique is the time management technique that is mainly used to overcome the act of procrastination. Different steps of the Pomodoro technique are commonly followed to perform this technique effectively. These steps are
- Get a to-do list and a timer.
- Set the timer for 25 minutes, and focus on a single specific task until the timer rings.
- When the session ends, mark off one Pomodoro and record what you completed.
- Then take a five-minute break.
- After four Pomodoros, take a longer, more restorative 15–30 minute break.
The Pomodoro Technique helps us to resist all of those self-interruptions and re-train our brains to focus. Each Pomodoro is dedicated to one specific and particular task and each break is a chance to reset and bring your attention back to what you should be working on.
I have a passion to read different books. One of my favorite books is “ME & RUMI” By William C.Chittick. During these days I was trying to complete this book due to the burden of the work. However, I had already completed half part of this book so far. So for the completion of this book, I just set the timer for the 25 minutes on the cell phone, start the reading of this precious book.
After 25 minutes, the first cycle of this activity had been completed. In the first cycle of Pomodoro activity, I could read just 4 to 5 pages of this. Afterward, I took a 5-minute break for relaxation then I again set the timer for 25 minutes for performing this activity. In the second cycle of Pomodoro activity, I just read 7 to 8 pages of this book. I performed it 3 to 4 times after two cycles. After the 6th Cycle, I completed the remaining half portion of this book. I just took the 30 minutes in all the cycles of Pomodoro Activity for relaxation. In the initial level, I was thinking that I could not complete this book in the given time. But After the 6th time, I was able to complete this book in a very effective way.
I think that Pomodoro Technique is the simplest way to productively manage your time with only two lists and a timer, by breaking down your workload into small, manageable chunks to stay fresh and focused throughout your day.
Train your brain with these physical stimuli, and you’ll make the Pomodoro technique a habit faster.