Do you feel like you have a plateful of work tasks/responsibilities & very little appetite?
Do you feel overwhelmed by everything you need to do? Proposals, meetings, reports, presentations?
This is exactly why time management & task prioritization are so important.
When you are working, there are bound to be a number of tasks daily that need to be completed.
Especially now, during this pandemic, when we are all working from home, personal & professional lives are bound to clash, with your family on one side & your clients & colleagues on the other.
Therefore, managing your time effectively between both becomes an utmost priority. Otherwise, you would get confused & eventually frustrated.
It is important to be able to manage & juggle your time between different work tasks & to work with agility to be able to keep up with everything you need to do.
Here is one technique to help you manage your time better: The Pomodoro Technique
The Pomodoro Technique, which was developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s, follows the following simple steps:
- Put down a to-do list & get yourself a timer. Jot down all the tasks that you have to fit in during the day, starting with the most urgent & the ones that can be completed by EOD.
- Set a 25 min timer for yourself & focus on just one task on your to-do list for this time period. Block out any & all distractions. Close your room to work in silence. Put your phone on silent or on flight mode to halt phone calls, social media notifications, etc. for this time period.
- Take a 5-minute break after every 25 min (1 such 25 min work session +5 mins break is called a Pomodoro)
- Repeat these steps till you have completed 4 ‘Pomodoros’. That means you have worked for 100 mins, without interruptions, interspersed by four 5-min breaks.
- After having completed 4 Pomodoros, enjoy a longer 30-mins break & let yourself do something rejuvenating. Have a snack, listen to music, scroll through social media- whatever helps you relax & refresh.
Easy, fun & gets the work done!
How do you manage your time?