Pomodoro time management system increased my time management skills
by Bob the expat
The Pomodoro time management system increased my focus and efficiency.
By breaking my projects into tasks I was able to set more achievable and smaller tasks.
I found that when I divided my workload into small bite sized chunks using the Pomodoro time management tool that I was able increase my efficiency.
I created a sense of urgency. Since I only had 25 minutes to finish a task it created a sense of urgency.
In other words this time management tool meant that I worked harder so that I could finish the task before the 25 minutes was up.
Initially I found it quite difficult to set 25 minute tasks but I have found that with about a week of using this time management system that I have got very good at breaking my workload into smaller pieces.
I also became aware of my distractions - email, facebook, work colleagues....
Each time I was distracted I marked down the distraction.
This alone increased my focus 10 fold.
Overall I found that using the Pomodoro time management tool was initially quite stressful but the gains in efficiency and focus have been amazing.
After a week it is not stressful at all. In fact I am enjoying how much I can get done with this new time management technique.