The Pomodoro technique

The Pomodoro technique is a learning technique that was made in the early 1980´s. The technique was designed to stop procrastination and to make students or workers be more efficient with whatever they were doing.

This is the way you use the Pomodoro technique, step by step:

  1. Turn of all notifications and other distractions that prevent you from working efficiently.
  2. Set a timer to 25 minutes. You can use your phone but be sure to not picking it up in the middle of your working session.
  3. When you have worked concentrated for 25 minutes, the timer will go off and you are free to relax for about 5 minutes, use your time wisely. Take a breath of fresh air, a snack or simply scroll through what you missed while working, but be careful not to take a too long of a break either.
  4. Repeat the process for a certain amount of time that you have/think is necessary.

I have used the Pomodoro Technique for a time now myself, and I can say for a fact that it has helped me with focusing on the subjects that I am working on. I was not aware that it was called the Pomodoro technique, but now I know that as well. I have mostly used the technique to prepare for math exams but I will probably use it more frequently in the future.


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