This new method of ‘Pomodoro’ will make you the best productivity hacker without much effort: Explained with 5 simple steps

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Did you ever feel that you are not doing your best at what you do?  Do you want to get rid of distractions? While working you have a habit of checking your phone, and then if you find something interesting it will take more than 10 min to get back to work? Do not ever think you are alone – ‘smiles’. We both are in the same boat. As I know there are a lot of people like us.

Actually, I wanted to get rid of those bad habits and be a productivity nerd (I know I can’t do it 100%, but I can try right?) Sometimes I will end up halfway. Which is better than the current place. So, I learned there is a technique called ‘time blocking’. I found it from Elon Musk, the richest man on earth in 2021. So, I did my research and found the Pomodoro Technique.

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What is the ‘Pomodoro Technique?

This is a time blocking method used for productivity. You Break your working time into 25 minutes chunks. You focus totally on the thing you do for that 25 minutes. No checking phones, unnecessary browsing through the internet, no chitchats with friends. You can take 5 minutes to break after a ‘Pomodoro’ (25 minutes chunk). Then the next Pomodoro starts and the cycle goes the same. After 4 Pomodoro’s you can take a 15-30 min break. This is the typical ‘Pomodoro Technique’. I’ve tried this as it is. It was not successful because I couldn’t keep it straight for days. So, to keep this constant, I created a new modification for the method. In my mind, this will be more practical for both of us. 

Step 1: Plan your day

In the Pomodoro technique, some sources say that you have to plan the day and add those tasks to the ‘25 minute chunks’. Think how exhausting that is. 

What I did was plan the day and add priorities to the tasks. That’s all. Simple right?

If you can’t imagine how to prioritize the task you can use the 80/20 Rule.

Step 2: Start a Pomodoro when you work.

When you start to work. Get your mobile and set the timer for 25 minutes. And get a task from the list you made before. Now focus and work on the task you planned before. 

Step 3: Get 5 min Break after a Pomodoro

Get the break after Pomodoro. Try to start the next Pomodoro in 5 minutes. In the beginning, this will not be easy. But, you will get used to this over time. 

Step 4: Repeat the cycle

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In the typical Pomodoro technique, they say to do 4 Pomodoro’s and get 15-30 min. Break. But, what I found was that we can’t do this at the beginning. So, you can stop it when you are fed up. Start a cycle when you are ready again.

Step 5: Record the consistency

This is an improvement for the technique. I started counting the number of Pomodoros I do for a single day. And started marking in a chart. I challenged myself to increase and maintain a high value. This will force me to be consistent in my progress. Most of the time I start things and overtime miss to keep track of them. So, the effort becomes not that successful. So, you have to be careful not to do that mistake. Be persistent!

In Conclusion

This new method of time blocking with ‘Pomodoro Technique” will super boost your efficiency. Also, it took me out of the bad habit of always checking my phone. It always distracts me. (You may have experienced the same.) 

As per my knowledge, this is not much work for you. It is just organizing the tasks and doing the same in order. So, give it a try. This will save a lot of your time, which will save time for you to be with your family and friends.

So why are you waiting! Start to follow these five steps. This could be a game-changer for you!

So, if you are really interested in this method I suggest you dig into ‘Parkinson’s Law‘ & ‘80/20 rule‘ also.

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