The Pomodoro Technique!

Pomodoro Timer

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Haha, what an absolutely great name for a time-management method! Amidst thesis-writing fever and finalization of final versions of final reports, I give to the people of Handels a great tool AND a super cool example of a Thesis topic. (Why didn’t I think of that before?)

The Pomodoro technique was developed by Francesco Cirillo, while he was studying in Rome (in an extensive academic thesis, please). The steps are easy:

1. Choose one task you have to do.

2. Set your cooking timer – or whatever these things are called – to 25 minutes.

3. Work uninterrupted and finish task during this time.

4. After done, you take a little break (you’ve earned it!) and cross the task off the list.

5. Repeat steps 1-4 as necessary.  – P.S. Take a longer break every 4 Pomodoros.

The funny name, well.. is easy to explain. His cooking timer was in the shape of a tomato. Hence, Pomodoro ala Italiano! Now you have no excuses for not delivering your thesis on time/finished/of top quality. Buona Sera!

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About Eleni Miliou

Born in Greece, bachelor-studied in Germany and master-studying in Sweden. Young business enthusiast with a soft spot for all things marketing, music and traveling. Busy with administering this very blog, socializing in Stockholm, organizing CEMS events and enjoying student life. Currently in action in Sydney, down under!
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2 Responses to The Pomodoro Technique!

  1. Eleni Miliou says:

    And to save you from the tragedy of not having a timer: http://e.ggtimer.com/pomodoro

  2. Hi to all. I invite all the readers of this article to participate as BETA testers in my project orkanizer.com which is the on-line version of The Pomodoro Technique.

    Thank you!
    Denis.

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