SSC & Railway Exams 2022-23 How to Increase Productivity Using Pomodoro Technique
Have you ever heard of the Pomodoro technique? Pomodoro technique is used worldwide by many and has helped them in managing their tasks no matter how big they were. It was found to be substantial across many categories including students. Pomodoro is an Italian word that means 'tomato.' This technique was devised by Francesco Cirillo who used it to time his task into short sessions of 25 mins.
Before starting your day, you should divide the tasks you are going to engage in further into 25-minute sessions. For instance, if you are starting your day, you should start with 25 mins of planning. Yes, you read it right!! If you give just 25 mins to the planning and execution part, you will save your day from unnecessary chaos.
Now, suppose you have divided your day into 10 tasks out of which 3 tasks are big as well as your areas of concern. Then, we suggest you start your day with those tasks as it will decrease your anxiety and as you progress you will feel more satisfied that you have dealt with them at the start. This way you will be able to focus more on those 7 tasks.
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Select a task which you want to accomplish (First in your checklist)
This task should be the one that is first on your checklist. How do you prioritize your task? Always start your day with difficult tasks and then move to less difficult ones. The prime task should be dealt with high efficacy and energy. It also includes something which is boring for you. The difficult task may be a boring task for you or vice-versa.
Devote yourself fully to the task at hand. Keep your distractions at bay this time. If you encounter any, note it down to respond later. Give your hundred percent to the task for 25 mins without breaking the continuity.
Initiate your task
Pick the task, start the 25 mins timer and get to work. Remember, you do not have to break the continuity at this point. If your task is to go through the newspaper complete it in these 25 mins.
Reward your self-Pause for 5 Mins
Take a break upon accomplishment of a task. It should not exceed 5 minutes. Grab a glass of milk or coffee to refreshen yourself.
Repeat the cycle for Another Task
Follow the same cycle for another task. After you have completed four sessions like these, take a 20 min long break to rejuvenate.
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