Today I rediscovered the pomodoro technique. It's the technique where you work for 25 minutes and then take a 5 minute break. I used it a lot in the summer, because otherwise I think I would have floated and not gotten much accomplished when I had the time to do so. For me, it's a big time way for me to be productive.
With the weather outside being less than agreeable today in Nebraska, I've spent the day inside getting different tasks and projects either completed or at least started.
I set my phone timer for 25 minutes and then I get to work and focus on what I'm doing. I don't check social media, send texts, or check my email, unless those are my tasks for the 25 minutes. For example, this 25 minute segment is being spent working on this blog post and retooling my website.
When the timer goes off, I will walk in place, get a drink of water or something else that gets me up and moving around.
At the end of the 5 minutes, then I decide if I want to continue with this work or move on to something else.
Have you tried the pomodoro technique? If so, how did it affect your productivity?
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.