So in my new bent to discover all things productive, I have found the “Pomodoro” technique for time management.
And ironically, I’ve elected to write about it on a day that I have no time (I am writing this from an airport lounge – my flight boards in… *checks time*…twenty minutes).
Which is almost enough time.
The basic idea:
- Housewives everywhere use this device:
- It’s a timer.
- You should use it too.
- Work on a task for 25 minutes
- Then take a break.
- Repeat thrice.
- Take a longer break on the third time.
Why it works:
- Most tasks tend to be ambiguous.
- And the deadlines not immediately pressing.
- So you tend to work slower. And do quizzes on Buzzfeed. And get coffee*.
*I know this because I recently downloaded the Hours app to test my attention span.
- But if you isolate the time period with a timer, then you create deadline-like conditions.
- Also, it’s habit-forming (there’s a routine of working for 25 minutes, followed by a reward of 5 minute breaks).
- I like habits.
For more, read this article: “Get Unstuck”.
The flight is boarding. Happy weekend, all!