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In 2020 some Coach4aday posts will feature lessons learned by completing, planning, and experiencing 30 day challenges. The challenges include physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional.
I view myself as organized. I plan my days out. I have a Franklin Covey Planner. I am fascinated on how other people systematically complete goals and dreams.
Yet despite all of these attributes that deal with personal productivity I had never heard of the POMODORO technique. If you apply this organizational method it can become a 30 Day Challenge.
The POMODORO Technique is a method to help people achieve more results each day. It was developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. His technique uses a tomato-shaped kitchen timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by at least a 5 minute breaks.
Each interval is known as a POMODORO from the Italian word for ‘tomato’. So the 30 Day Challenge works like this. You adopt the POMODORO Technique and approach each day as follows.
- Pick your project
- Break it into tasks
- Pick a task
- Work on it for 25 mins
- Take a 5 mins break
- Go back and continue until the project is done, work on another task
This technique appears to have some degree of popularity with writers. Here is a link on the Read.Write.Hustle.com website that offers up tips. This site belongs to Celia Kyle who makes some great points in her article.
So if your current organizational status is synonymous with “Rotten Tomatoes” consider the POMODORO approach.