The Pomodoro Timer is a very powerful time management technique developed by Francesco Cirillo back in the late 80s. The technique essentially uses a small timer with a hand crank on your desk to break work down into small intervals, traditionally each of about 25 minutes duration, separated appropriately by short rest periods. This technique has proven to be very effective for many people, and you can use it yourself right now! In this article, I will show you how to get started using the Pomodoro Timer in your own home.
To start, set up your Pomodoro Timer to start when you get up, so that it does not randomly pop up every few minutes throughout your workday. You can also set the timer to come on immediately when you sit down, so that it cuts out the 'filler' periods between workdays. After you've set up the Pomodoro Timer to your liking, go ahead and find a good position for it, preferably somewhere that doesn't get a lot of foot traffic, but at the same time doesn't interfere with other routines or make it difficult to concentrate.
Set the Pomodoro Timer up to start whenever you would like, and then sit back down and relax. The timer will stop when you decide that it's time for it to start, and it will continue to ring until you tell it to stop. With this time-management technique, you are able to complete your workday without any interruptions, and you'll be able to get back to what you were doing before the break. Try it out today, and see just how effective it can be!