How can you minimize distractions? By building them into your schedule.
The Pomodoro Technique is a time-management method based on the idea that frequent breaks improve mental agility. By breaking down your work into 25-minute chunks, you can procrastinate less and concentrate better.
Here’s how the technique works: set a timer for 25 minutes. Work on a dedicated activity until the timer rings. Then take a 5-minute break. A short interval should be enough time to reset your attention so you can focus for another round. When the 5-minute break is over, the cycle repeats.
By using the Pomodoro Technique, you can plow through the items on your to-do list in record time. Stay with one task until you finish it completely. After four or five of the 30-minute cycles, you’ve earned a longer break of up to 30 minutes.
Ready to implement this easy system? Get off to a good start with our Instaread on The Pomodoro Technique.