This is where the Pomodoro technique comes in. It helps us to reclaim our attention span, so we can get the important things done.
The Pomodoro method is as easy as working for 25 minutes, then taking a 5 minutes break.
Imagine your goal is landing a new job. The most important task of the day is emailing an acquaintance in the preferred industry to ask them to lunch.
First things first, how long should this task take? Let’s say it will take one Pomodoro to complete. That is, one 25-minute uninterrupted block of time, with a 5-minute break to follow.
When preparing to accomplish this task, first step is to set our phone on airplane mode and close all other browser tabs. This step is KEY, as this is the task that will make our day! It is the MOST important, so give it the respect it deserves.
Next, we set the timer for 25-minutes.
When the 25 minutes are up, the 5-minute break ensues. Use this time to do something refreshing, such as:
• Going for a walk
• Listen to music
• Chores (if they’re refreshing)
You should avoid things like:
• Internet browsing
• Responding to emails
• Reading self-help articles