Wonderful idea!!!!!!! great method to improve yourself.
If you asked how to work efficiently, here is the answer: ” It uses a timer to break work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. Each interval is known as a pomodoro, from the Italian word for tomato, after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer Cirillo used as a university student.”
For any task you need to achieve. It’s important to work on an organized environment, keep your desk neat. Set your timer for 25″ and rest for 5″-10″. After four time cycles (pomodoro) take a longer break 20″-30″ then return to work by 25″ minute cycles.
1 pomodoro= 25 minutes
Formula: 1pomodoro working cycle = (25 minutes of work time + 5 minute break) x 4
After the 4th pomodoro= 20-30 minute break.
Then return to the formula working cycle.
Try not to stop a pomodoro, use the remaining time to check your work, learn more, make small improvements, like punctuation, spelling, drafting. Correcting, polishing. Take advantage of this time to feel good about the work you’ve done, until the timer rings.
“A goal of the technique is to reduce the effect of internal and external interruptions on focus and flow.”
Also after completing your task, completed pomodoro, review your work, also good for exams, evaluate the outcome of your work.
And finally, look out your schedule, next work to do or task, plan when to do it and calculate how many pomodoros will it take, time blocks.
“The stages of planning, tracking, recording, processing and visualizing are fundamental to the technique.”
Then you understand the importance of “to do lists” keep them as detailed as you can. bullet or number your daily tasks to prioritize what is urgent or needs attention. You can calculate how many pomodoros will a specific task will take and sync it up with other tasks you have for the day, calculate not just the time but also the effort it will take.
Take time to record your completed pomodoros, you will have a feedback of things you have accomplished for future planning similar tasks.
“The creator and his proponents encourage a low-tech approach, using a mechanical timer, paper and pencil. The physical act of winding the timer confirms the user’s determination to start the task; ticking externalises desire to complete the task; ringing announces a break. Flow and focus become associated with these physical stimuli.”
I’m pro low-tech approach, especially for children, using a mechanical timer gives them the sense of time, the ticking may also calm them, paper and pencil at all ages is great, the idea of sketching, scratching and then erasing is of much help in developing and creating something, for students the work of erasing and trying again is fantastic.
Although sometimes you can’t go low-tec, depending on the working place, the environment, and personal space, work on a train for example, classroom, but there are high-tech solutions for everything, lots of apps and technical solutions just look for them.
Please don’t procrastinate!!!!!
Thanks again to Francesco Cirillo, for helping and inspiring so much people with this incredible, but simple method, for achieving tasks and work, for helping us to be efficient in what we do for the better of the world and for the future.