Have you ever struggled to maintain focus while studying? There can be many distractions that can interfere with your productivity. This technique helps you become more productive by allowing your focus to be on one thing at a time.
The Pomodoro technique was created by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s as a time-management tool. His goals were to increase productivity and efficiency, by finding ways to improve results in less time. This technique consists of setting a timer for 25-minute intervals and taking a 5-minute break in between. For every 4 pomodoros, you should take a longer break to recompose your mind.
This technique is so effective for the reason for the timer. The timer sets a sense of urgency in your mind. Without the timer, it seems as though you have the whole day to get your task accomplished. The act of having a timer helps you believe that there is only 25-minutes to accomplish your task. In addition, the forced breaks between help your mind relieve the burn-out sensation that we can obtain throughout the day.
By using this technique, it helps maintain your motivation levels, keeps your stress under control, improves concentration, and reinforces determination to complete the task.
From personal experience, this technique increases productivity without becoming drained from the workload. So, next time you have some studying to do and quite the workload, try this technique!