Become More Effective by Using The Pomodoro Technique

We all have a lot of things to do, and not enough time to do them. This is why more and more people are looking for different time management techniques to help them manage their time and get things done faster. One of the time management techniques that works best is the so called Pomodoro Technique.

The Pomodoro Technique was invented by Francesco Cirillo in 1992, and became popular all over the world due to it’s simplicity and effectiveness.

If you also want to try this unique time management technique, you will need:

A kitchen timer


And a pen

That’s it!

You start off by writing down all the tasks you have or that you want to finish that day on the piece of paper. Then you set the timer to 25 minutes, and start working on the task immediately. Only work on the task at hand, and try to avoid any distractions.

When the timer rings, take a 5 minute break and cross the first task off your list. After your 5 minute break, repeat. Set the timer to 25 minutes, work effectively on the next task, and take a new short break after the timer rings again. Repeat as necessary.

You can also take a longer break after 4 tasks (around 15-20 minutes), in order to not get too tired.

There are plenty of time management softwares based on this time management technique, but why spend the money on those, when you can do it just as easily if you just own a timer yourself?

(If you do not own a timer, you can also set the alarm on your cell phone on 25 minutes instead)