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May 31, 2019 01:57:08

I thought I didn't need to the Pomodoro Technique

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Julia Saxena

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Today, I've tried the Pomodoro Technique for the first time. 

Here's how it works (most of you will probably already know this):

I've set a timer on my phone for 25 minutes. In those 25 minutes, I focus on one task only. No distractions or interruptions allowed. 

When the timer goes off, I take a 5-minute break. Now I can check my phone or emails, go to the bathroom or do whatever. 

Then I start another timer for 25 minutes of distraction-free work. 

I can't believe that I haven't tried this sooner. I've heard and read about it countless times. 

But somehow ... I thought I didn't need it. 

As a freelancer, I'm working from home and I'm quite good at keeping focused during the day. I neither feel the urge to turn on the TV nor to check Facebook all the time. I don't get lost in YouTube videos or my emails. 

What I do get lost in are my thoughts! 

I catch myself staring at my screen not really seeing what's there and just pondering about random things. That's what has to stop! 

So, yes, I need a technique like the Pomodoro timer to keep me in the zone. 

And it works like magic! 

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    @juliasaxena woow... that seems amazing system... We absolutely need to try it with @philh , don't we... :p

    Thanks for sharing!

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jun 04, 2019 16:16:31
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      @juliasaxena @lucjah yes, worth a try, thank you both! :)

      PhilH avatar PhilH | Jun 04, 2019 18:37:54
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