Eynar Oxartum slɐoƃ sıɥ ɥɔɐǝɹ oʇ ʇsnɾ uʍop ǝpısdn sı
One of the main reasons I was having problems to find time to sleep was the fact I wanted to do way too many things at the same time. It is so difficult to bite off more than one can chew!
I have discovered the pomodoro technique a few weeks ago, and I have been using it. It is a funny and easy way to do focus on the things you really want to do, instead of letting your mind jumping from one task to another, losing a lot of time in the middle (for example checking useless information).
This technique is basically about dividing (or grouping) the tasks in chunks of 25 minutes, which is called a pomodoro. A pomodoro is indivisible, it cannot be stopped once it has started. If you finish your task earlier, then you just use the extra time to improve what you have done. But you are not allowed to do anything else within those 25 minutes. And, actually, anyone is able to really focus on one task for just 25 minutes, isn’t it right?
Then, I make my list of things I want to do before early in the day, and check it again some hours before going to sleep. Often it happens that I would need hours and hours, but I just have two or three left. So I have to choose. Then, I decide what is most important, leaving the other things for another day. At that point, I program the last pomodoros, and when I finish, I just go to sleep. This way, I do not use up all my time from one thing to another until 3:00 am.
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