Challenge yourself through Pomodoro Technique

Productivity Challenge

Have you ever been in a state where you needs to do a lot of tasks at the same time but you are running out of time ? Probably, YES?. So, here’s sharing a technique called “POMODORO” a technique by Professor Barbara Oakley which helps us to deal with procrastination.

It’s a handy little mental tool. It was invented by Francesco Cirillo. In this technique, you need to set a timer for 25 minutes and turn off all interactions and focus on the task to be done. In the end, you reward yourself with anything you like it might be tea, web surfing, chocolate, etc.

Pomodoro Technique

I had a lot of work to do and I was panicking so I decided to apply this technique in order to achieve the deadlines of assignments and presentations. In addition to these steps, I noted down the distractions that pops-up on my mind and then continued my task until the timer rings.

Agenda for Friday

It comes out to be more productive than at first I thought. I have been able to do complete two major tasks which I was just worried about without taking any action. I applied this technique 4 times and have been able to achieve the targets for the day when I applied it for the 6th consecutive time. And that's productivity “ To be able to do more and better work in little time”.

I didn’t find it too difficult as I distracted four times during the whole 2-hour exercise.

Task 1
Task 2

I aim to do this activity regularly as it has enabled me to be more productive in a lesser span of time. One thing I might need to consider next time is I will try to expand this 25 minutes limit imposed by the professor and aim to identify the stretching limit of my brain.

1440 mins in a day and this time is same for everyone in this world, how we utilize our time is perhaps the most important skill that we can develop as :




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Ahad Ullah

Ahad Ullah

Mechanical Engineer | Energy Enthusiast | Football Analyst