Getting things done is hard, especially if you are Working From Home or need to do things for yourself that you usually put off, like paying bills or missing deadlines.
There always seems to be something else to do: a drawer that could be organized, a phone call to your sister or friends, unknown emails that fill your inbox.
Pomodoro Technique is a popular time-management method that can help you power through distractions, hyper-focus, and get things done in short bursts while taking frequent breaks to come up for air and relax.
Here’s how to get started with Pomodoro, in five steps:
1. Choose a task to be accomplished.
2. Set the Pomodoro to 25 minutes (the Pomodoro is the timer)
3. Work on the task until the Pomodoro rings, then put a check on your sheet of paper
4. Take a short break (5 minutes is OK)
5. Every 4 Pomodoros take a longer break
That “long break” is usually on the order of 15-30 minutes, to make you feel recharged and ready to start another 25-minute work session.
Repeat that process a few times over the course of a workday, and you actually get a lot accomplished—and took plenty of breaks to grab a cup of coffee or refill your water bottle in the process..