Get Sh*t Done: The Pomodoro Way
Updated: Sep 2, 2022
What if we told you thinking in tomatoes rather than hours will help you ace productivity, power through distractions, hyper-focus through your day, and get things done… all this in short bursts while taking frequent breaks. Sounds fascinating?
Say hello to The Pomodoro Technique.
Check out this video below as our Program Lead, Kriti Thakur, deep dives and explores the Pomodoro technique:
What is the Pomodoro Technique?
Put simply, the Pomodoro Technique is a time management technique where you break down all of your tasks into 25 minute focused blocks of time.
The Pomodoro practice includes three vital rules for making the most out of each interval:
Break down complex projects into smaller, actionable steps.
Combine small, simple tasks that would take less than one Pomodoro together.
Avoid any sort of distraction during each of the intervals to maximize effort. Any sort of ideas and tasks that come up should be parked and taken note of to come back to later.
If the concept of the Pomodoro Technique appears super basic to you, that’s because it is. This technique is all about getting yourself to focus deeply at the task at hand with absolutely no distractions, in short clustered chunks.
If you tend to use mobile apps as guidance to keep track of your daily tasks, Forest is one of the most unique Pomodoro apps we've come across. Your tasks are represented by a tree and as you work distraction-free, your tree grows. The objective is to nurture & grow your forest but if you abandon your task, your tree dies. Users can earn credits by not using their mobile phones and plant real trees around the world with the credits.
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