Productivity in Pomodoros

Photo by Hannah Joy Photography

Photo by Hannah Joy Photography

You’re answering an email and your phone buzzes. You pick it up, text your mom back, and exit to the home screen to see a little red number 1 on Instagram. You open the app, like the post you were tagged in. You click to the home page, comment “Gorgeous!” on your BFF’s selfie, and scroll a little further. Like, scroll, comment, like.... “Okay, I need to get back to work.” You close the app, set your phone down, and stare at your computer. “What was I doing again? Oh, right, that email…”

Sound familiar? #metoo, until I discovered the best technique to overcome distractions. Yep, today I’m giving you the ULTIMATE tip to get more done in less time!

I know, you’re like ‘Say whaaaa? More done in less time? Sign me up!’ Well, let’s dive in to the Pomodoro Technique—shall we?!

The Pomodoro Technique is a series of 25 minute segments of focused time dedicated to one task, followed by a 5-minute break. After 4 of these, you take a 15 minute break.

This technique gives your brain nothing else to focus on but the task you are doing. The short, frequent breaks keep your mind fresh and focused, and this provides you with maximum creativity. It causes you to complete tasks faster and with less mental fatigue.

Well, there ya have it! If you’d like to hear how I segment my day in each of my businesses ONLY using the Pomodoro Technique, go ahead and listen to the podcast episode embedded at the top of this page. I hope this technique helps you next time you find yourself with 10 tabs open, not really getting anything done, yet being EXHAUSTED at the end of the day. It sure helped me!