[VIDEO BELOW: How to Use the Pomodoro Technique]
If you want to know how to use the Pomodoro Technique to study more effectively watch the video below.
This time and attention method has been around for decades. If it’s worked for 1000’s of other students it may just work for you!
Why Use the Pomodoro Technique to Study?
Your time is valuable, so is your attention. It’s important to learn how to manage both to get the results you want…
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management that requires a timer. You can use a phone timer, a computer timer, or a kitchen timer.
Here’s how it works:
25 Minutes On, 5 Minutes off
- Set a timer for 25 minutes. During this time you are going to work on one, and only one task.
- Next you set the timer for a 5 minute break. This gives you the chance to disconnect from the task and clear your head.
- Then Repeat the process a few more times.
With each new 25 minute work session, you can get back to the original task at hand or move to another task.
Prioritize Your Tasks
Decide what’s most important. Do you need to get the first task you started on done because of a deadline or due date? If so, you may want to continue with that task in the second Pomodoro session.
If you have other work that needs your attention and is a priority, then plan to tackle another task for the next 25 minute work session. Be sure to give yourself the five minute break after you’re done.
Take Your Time Seriously
One of the biggest challenges can be getting back to work. If you discover you need a little longer break, you may want to adjust your break time and make it and 8 minute break or even a 10 minute break before you continue with another work session.
Create Meaningful Experiences
Take some time and experiment with this method. Start out by using the 25 minute work session and 5 minute break session ratio. If the work session is too long, adjust. Set your work time for 20 minutes and see how it goes when followed by a 5 minute break.
Adjust as Needed
Tailor the work experience to your personal needs. Hey, you may even realize you’d prefer a 30 minute work session instead of 25 minutes. My finally advice is to just get started and be open to feeling a bit uncomfortable with the time constrains.
Observe Your Results
Take occasional moment to reflect on how it’s working. Notice what works and what doesn’t work. Time pressure maybe just what you need to direct your attention towards a homework assignment you are less than enthusiastic about. Just keep in mind, the more to practice this process of focused, time bound attention, the better you’ll get at it.
Learn How to Use the Pomodoro Technique from an Expert
If you choose to experiment with this study method and it’s successful, be sure to share it with people you care about so they can improve their study habits, too! Happy studying!!!