- July 2, 2022
Pomodoro Technique-The best time management tool
“Time and Tide wait for none” is the most prominent proverb says about the importance of time. Though the seconds, minutes and hours of the day is same for the entire globe , management of time differs from person to person. Some people are complete the tasks in-time but some people extending or procrastinating the tasks. Its all depends on the habit of good time management.
Majority schedule their tasks to complete in a day but they can’t .It might be due to lack of continuous concentration on the task or activity or interruptions. Students and job aspirants also face that problem and they unable to finish their syllabus in-time, that leads to stress.
So effective time management of a day is quite essential to finish the scheduled tasks in-time. Among many ways, one best time management technique is “Pomodoro Technique”
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo . It suggets to break work into intervals, typically 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. Each interval is known as a pomodoro, a Italian word for tomato, named after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer used by Cirillo when he was an university student.
The technique has six steps:
- Decide on the task to be done
- Set the pomodoro timer (typically for 25 minutes)
- Work on the task
- End work when the timer rings and take a short break (typically 5–10 minutes)
- If you have finished fewer than three pomodoros, go back to Step 2 and repeat until you go through all three pomodoros
- After three pomodoros are done, take the fourth pomodoro and then take a long break (typically 20 to 30 minutes). Once the long break is finished, return to step 2.
A goal of the technique is to increase the effective time management and to reduce the interruptions on focus and flow of tasks. After task completion in a pomodoro, any remaining time should be devoted to activities for review of the work completed and also list out the further upcoming tasks.