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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Take a 5-minute break after every 25 min (1 such 25 min work session +5 mins break is called a Pomodoro)
  4. 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.
  5. 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?