How to be more productive using the pomodoro technique
Do you know the feeling of doing an errand, a task or even a chore, but it takes so long for you to do it, gets so boring and unattractive that you misdirect your focus? Well, so do we (shame on us). But what if I tell you that we found a cure for it?
Actually, wasn’t us who “found it”, but we 100% endorse it. The cure for this kind of feeling is: tomatoes (almost). Jokes apart, we are talking about the Pomodoro Technique. This asset is a time-management technique that consist in breaking work down to intervals (usually 25 minutes of working), followed by a short break. This method is based on an idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility. The name of the technique is a reference to a tomato-shaped kitchen timer, and pomodoro being the word “tomato” in Italian, “ta-daaa”, the Pomodoro Technique.
Created in late 1980’s, the technique consist in a low-budget-yet-functional way of setting goals to improve your work while doing a constant check-up in all forms of distraction along the way, rewarding yourself with short break periods after each pomodoro (25-minutes timer). The main goal of this technique is improving and maximizing your time without procrastinating, reducing external interruptions and creating a flow of working. Each time an interruption occurs, the other activity must be recorded or postponed, or the pomodoro must be abandoned. Each 25-minutes interval must be indivisible, or your technique won’t work properly.
Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? If you want to know more about this technique and give it a try, we recommend you the Hero Panel Dashboard. With a Pomodoro Timer included, you can set your goals and keep track of your progress with only a couple of clicks. Simple and useful. Give it a try and tell us what you think.