Time Management Techniques – Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. These intervals are known as “Pomodoros.”


Here’s an overview of how the technique works:

Decide on the task to be done.

Set the timer to 25 minutes (the Pomodoro)

Work on the task until the timer rings.

Take a short break (typically 5 minutes)

Every four Pomodoros take a longer break (15-30 minutes)

Repeat the process.

The technique can be used to improve productivity and focus, by avoiding multitasking and by using the timer to create a sense of urgency to complete a task. It also helps to reduce fatigue and procrastination, and to track time spent on different activities.


One important thing to keep in mind is the pomodoro technique is not a strict rule, it’s meant to be flexible, and the duration of the pomodoros and breaks can be adjusted to suit your needs, some people may find that they work best with 30-minute pomodoros and 10-minute breaks.


Also, it’s important to be flexible, and adjust your plan as needed. If you’re in the middle of a task when the timer goes off, you can either finish the task before taking your break, or take the break and then continue working on the task after your break.

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