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The Pomodoro Technique

I recently decided to try the Pomodoro technique and I am quite pleased.

As a certified translator, I sometimes work for hours on end. Eventually, I get distracted and am no longer effective. The Pomodoro technique helps me to focus and be more productive. It was first developed in the late 1980s by Francesco Cirillo. This time management method encourages you to work in timed intervals. Each work session lasts 25 minutes and is followed by a five-minute break. It’s very simple to use and quite effective.

There are many Pomodoro timers on YouTube. I particularly enjoy this study ambience video.

You can also use a Pomodoro planner. There are templates that you can download on CANVA. Here’s my favourite.

I suggest you maximize your five-minute breaks by stretching, drinking water, or eating a healthy snack.

If you enjoy challenges and want to train your brain to stay on task, give the Pomodoro technique a try.