Eating that Frog with a Pomodoro
Pomodoro Technique is basically a time management technique specially designed for procrastinators. Francesco Cirillo was the founder of the Pomodoro Technique. In the late 1980s, he developed this technique. Pomodoro means tomato in Italian.
You have to give yourself a task, basically, in this technique. You set a timer for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, you give yourself a reward of 5 minutes. It could be 5 minutes of internet surfing, a cup of tea or coffee, candy of any kind. Then you’ll repeat this process four times. After your 4th turn, give yourself a 15–20 minute break. After a break, you will go back to your task until you complete your task.
This technique has been really worked out. I used this technique for my work.
I assigned myself a task to study for three hours by using this technique. Surprisingly I was able to complete a lot of my pending work.
Challenges I faced
Though it was a very productive method, as I was applying this I had to face a lot of challenges. The first day I tried to implement this method but I didn’t succeed as I was interrupted again and again by family members and what's app.
The second day I tried this method again, this time it wasn’t as bad as the previous day. I informed my family before head so I wasn’t interrupted but I was tired after 2 hours so I ended that again.
Finally the third day I was able to complete the task and this time I really enjoyed it.
Output from this activity
The output of this activity was amazing, as I was able to complete a lot of my pending work which was just piling up and up.
At the end of the day, I was so much satisfied. The feeling of being productive was so good. For the past few days, I wasn’t doing anything productive, I was just wasting time by binge-watching Netflix. When I did this task I felt the amazing dopamine effect. In a nutshell, it was an amazing experience and I will definitely do this again.
Thank you Amal for teaching me this wonderful method of achieving more with less.