Pomodoro Technique

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Pomodoro TechniqueWell, working with social media and the internet can be tricky – many of the websites and social media channels that organizations and companies are blocking are such an important part of my job, if not my job itself.

Researching blogs related to social media is one of my daily tasks – and I always (by always means every single day!) find something interesting and/or new that will enhance my job with my clients.

But that is not the reality for everyone. If this is your case, you can download a software from this website that has the suggestive name of Freedom and what it does is “locks you away from the internet on Mac or Windows computers for up to eight hours at a time.”

A bit too scary or drastic, perhaps? Try the Pomodoro Technique! The name came from these cooking timers that comes in different formats, including a pomodoro (Italian for tomato)!

The technique was created in 1992 by Francesco Cirillo and it is introduced on their website as “a way to get the most out of time management”, 25 minutes at a time.

What you need to start using this technique? A kitchen timer or any timer and set it to 25 minutes. Take a 5 minutes break, set it again to 25 min. Every four times, take a longer break. It is that simple! And, because simple, quite brilliant…

I think I am in need of some pomodoro – pasta, anyone?

 

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Helena Artmann has a bachelor degree in Communications with a vast experience in PR and the online world. Before moving to Canada in 2005, Helena published a variety of articles in Brazilian magazines and websites, mostly about travel, adventure, outdoor, gear, environment and her favourite activities, mountaineer and hot air ballooning. This is her blog: http://helenaartmann.com

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