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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Pomodoro Technique and Eating Frogs.

Curious title HUH... it's all about killing procrastination - read on :-)

Have you seen the little motivational movie called “Eat That Frog”?

It’s a minute and a half video by Mac Anderson that postulates that if
the first thing you do each morning when you wake up is eat a live frog,
nothing worse can happen to you for the rest of the day.

Can’t say I disagree! How about you?

You may have heard of Brian Tracy, a well-known personal development coach.
He said that your “frog” should be the most difficult task on your to do list.

This way, by handling this hard task first, you’re not likely to
procrastinate on it, and leave important things undone.

What is the Pomodoro technique and how will it help you "Eat the Frog"?

The Pomodoro Technique was developed to help people focus more
on doing one thing and at the same time produce top class work
in the end.

There are 5 easy steps to complete that’s included in the
Pomodoro technique:

Step 1. You must select or choose the task that you really want to
accomplish (Your Frog). You can do so by listing down all the tasks that you
need done for the week and identify which one is of greater
importance. The rest of the tasks should be saved for another
time or day.

Step 2. Using your alarm clock or stop watch, set it for 25 minutes
and you may begin your task. Focus on accomplishing as much
as you can for twenty five minutes; until the alarm goes off.

Step 3. After your 25 minutes are up, make sure to take a break
for about five (5) minutes. Taking breaks in between work can
refresh your mind and keep your focus and concentration going
for many hours. Aside from this, you will not easily feel burnt out.

Step 4. Make sure to repeat steps one until three for as much or
as often as four cycles. Scheduling your tasks will work perfectly,
especially if your task is a bit draining or heavy.

Step 5. Continue to work on the process for 4 times or until your
work is done. Rest for 25 minutes and you may begin another
cycle on another type of task.

These steps are indeed simple, easy to follow and the technique
really works, especially for those who keep getting distracted by
outside forces such as time, people and extra work.

Soon, you will notice that you are getting more things done
compared to when you are cramming and swamped with work
and extracurricular activities at home or in the office.

And soon, the technique will be completely part of your daily work routine,
You will be "Eating the Frog" every day.

To your success :-)

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