Beat procrastination with the Pomodoro Technique

Beat procrastination with the Pomodoro Technique

There are plenty of tricks for study success, but when assignments are piling up and exams are looming, maintaining momentum is key.

If you're starved for time, the Pomodoro Technique can help you digest your to-do list.

Francesco Cirillo was a university student in the early 90s who created a habit of using a tomato-shaped kitchen timer to stay motivated while studying. And so, the method was born — pomodoro being Italian for tomato.

People in all lines of work have made use of this simple but effective technique. It will benefit anyone with a task at hand and a desire to beat procrastination.

The idea is to focus on one task, uninterrupted, for short sprints. Does that 2,000-word essay seem too big to tackle? Commit to 25 minutes at a time. You'll get regular breaks to prevent burnout.

You should start to see fewer distractions, improved concentration and increased productivity.

The method is simple:

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