Kitchen Timer / Pomodoro Technique
Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli, CEO, Australia
Above reminded me of the "Pomodoro Technique". The name comes from the kitchen timer that looks like a tomato (pomodoro in Italian). It goes lik this:
1. Choose a task you want to make progress on.
2. Avoid/reduce any potential interruptions: turn off your phone, emails, etc and put on a headphone to reduce the odds of being interrupted.
3. Set the pomodoro timer to go off in 25 minutes
4. Work solely on the specific task you have chosen. Allow no interruption. Don’t think of something else. Just work. The ticking sound of the timer should remind you to stay focused.
5. After the 25 minutes of full focus, take a break (5 min). Go outside, take a walk, stretch, etc… This resting phase is important to replenish your energy level for the next focus phase.
6. Restart from step 1.
What do you think about this tomato technique guys?
I think its helpful for fixed work, but not for dynamic work. Any ideas?
Source: Blog by America Gaurat-Apelli