Pomodoro means tomatoes in Italian. The Pomodoro Technique has been known to be one of the most effective time management techniques in the world. The thinking behind the technique is to alternate Pomodoro’s with short breaks to maintain a sustained concentration and prevent mental fatigue. Pomodoros in this case are focused work-sessions.
When working remotely the Pomodoro technique will be very useful in time management. If you face the following challenges then the Pomodoro technique will be very useful:
- Little distractions derailing your workday.
- Consistently working past the point of maximum productivity.
- Too much open-ended assignments
- Being too optimistic about work.
- You like a gamified goal setting
The Pomodoro technique was developed in the late 1980s by Francesco Cirilo, who was finding it hard to focus on his studies and also complete his assignments. The technique has 5 main parts:
- Pick a task (Pomodoro’s)
- Set a timer for the task.
- Work on the task till the time is up.
- Take a 5 minutes break
- For every task, take a longer break between 15-30 minutes.