Whips and Tomatoes - Getting that plan in place!

Wed, Nov 5th, 2014 4:16:00 pm

Pomodoro

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Two Tips to Put your plan in Place.

  • Firstly, build your self discipline

It is very easy to get into bad habits. Don't beat yourself up but gradually replace them with good ones.

Try planning your next day's work the afternoon before. This will mean you get a good night's sleep, and you will hit the ground with purpose right after breakfast.

Be Selective. Priorities your tasks and identify three main things to be completed that day. Act on the hardest or most important first. The mornings are usually the time you will be at your sharpest and most creative.

Work on tasks that will get you toward your goals - be they small or large.

Focus on one task at a time, Pay each task the attention it deserves and don't flit from one to another.

  • Try the Pomodoro Technique.

I find this Time Management tool is far more effective than it's simple approach would lead you to imagine. The theory is to break your tasks into 20 minute segments and have a short 3 min break in between. It was developed by then student, Francisco Cirillo in the 1980s and named after the Pomodoro (tomato) shaped kitchen timer he used.
A number of things happen.
Twenty minutes is not overwhelming - even on tough tasks
Your thoughts stay fresh and recharged.
Stretch the body and have a drink of water during the three minute break to refresh and recharge the body as well.
Some suggest a longer break after 4 "Tomatoes". I found this larger break was best used for me as a reward after a completion of a task. I could have a wander and think subconsciously about the next task to follow.
Use this free online timer - I works great - I promise!
http://tomato-timer.com/

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