Pomodoro Technique

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When you are in college, you should work 2 hours outside the classroom for every 1 hour inside the classroom. That is what I was told during my freshman orientation. I freaked out when I heard that. Normally I study what I have to study and I am pretty quick at that. For some reason, it takes me no time to memorize something or resolve math problems. But it’s been a year since I actually sat down and studied, and I lost my ability of studying everything on time.

A while ago my brother posted on Facebook an article about the Pomodoro Technique. It was actually an article about the book that explains on detail what the P.E is.

When you cook something, you set a timer. If you are old fashioned and use kitchen appliances, you will be familiar with the kitchen timers. Most of them are on the shape of a Pomodoro Tomato. The idea behind the pomodoro technique is to use a timer and stick to it. Basically you will set the timer for 25 minutes, and will study (and do nothing else) for those 25 minutes. When the timer goes off, you will have a 5 minute break to do anything; pee, do a fishtail, jump up and down. When the 5-minute-break lapses, you will go back to study something else.

This technique will help you manage your time and study in a better way. You should be able to finish a task under a pomodoro time, or you can use more than one. You will be able to save time do your task under time.

I am using this technique now that I am in college. When I get back from my classes I sit down and grab my math homework. I work on it for 25 minutes, have a break for 5 minutes, and then I will read my psychology chapters for 25 minutes. I do this until I am done with my assignments for the day, and I have been able to manage my time perfectly.

Have you ever tried the Pomodoro Technique? Has it work for you?

disclaimer: no, this is not a sponsored post.


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