When we're excited and eager to get going on our work, we can end up not taking important breaks that help us to refocus and find out more optimal ways to do our tasks.
I practice what is known as the Pomodoro technique. The Pomodoro Technique is a time management system that encourages people to work with the time they have—rather than against it. Using this method, you break your workday into 25-minute chunks separated by five-minute breaks. These intervals are referred to as pomodoros.
After every 30 mins, I usually take a 5 minute break.
And then every 2 hours, I take a longer, 15 minute break.
This is why inside our Success Plan, we use Difficulty to keep track of the number of pomodoros. Its intended use is for you to update that number whenever you finish another pomodoro, and keep track of how many cycles it took for you to finish the task.
When you're on your break, try to reflect on your work and ask yourself:
- What did I do well?
- What could I have done better?
- How will I do better for the next pomodoro?
Doing this will help you learn from each experience and level up drastically.
Inside our Make Work Fun app, we have created an handy embed to help you do work and take breaks solo or as a group with the family. Check it out and start using the pomodoro technique today.
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