I use the Pomodoro Technique every day for everything.
Mainly, the Pomodoro Technique helps me structure my work day, to get more done more efficiently. But I’ve also talked about how it helps me socialise and pack! In this video I break down what a Pomodoro is, and how I use it for increased productivity.
My top 6 tips for using the Pomodoro Technique
- Take time to decide what you’re going to do with your Pomodoro. I write this down on a piece of paper.
- Make sure you plan enough work per session. When there’s too much time you’ll fill it with dawdling.
- Keep estimating, and you will learn how much time things take. You’ll get better at estimating, which is a win in itself.
- Keep a separate note nearby to jot down distracting tasks that come up. The 2-minute rule does not apply!
- Wear earphones even if you’re not listening to anything.
- Be careful about Pomodoro-ing with friends. Make sure everyone is on board with rules, expectations, no interruptions. Breaks are hardest – they run long when others are involved.
Do you use the Pomodoro Technique? What are your best strategies for getting things done?
P.S. Before I tackle each Pomodoro, I need to set my to do list. Here’s how I organise my to-do lists in my Passion Planner.