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in the Pomodoro technique, although I have not implemented it yet. I do have the timers however and will finish reading the “book” today and set up worksheets.
I think I have come to the conclusion that to a certain extent, at least to start with, I am going to have to “fake it until I make it” with this goal. For whatever reason (and I could probably attribute it to lots of different possible reasons, if I really wanted to do that) I am just really lacking fire in the belly/motivation/will for a while now. No need to spend any energy ruminating though; this is something that I think just needs to be pushed past, to get the momentum going in this new direction. 22 months ago
This is very interesting. First of all, the philosophy behind it. I have thought of this before, superficially and in other contexts, but never applied it to this in such a useful way. Namely,that time can be seen in many different ways. This technique talks of the view of time as “becoming” – seeing time in an abstract, dimensional way, which we are always measuring – something that there is never enough of, so that we are always losing it, always anxious about it… vs. seeing it as a succession of events, the order of our day. Viewing it in the second way is much healthier and more natural – a succession of events within a container.
I also like the aims and goals, which are mostly (though not all) things I have been working towards, but much better articulated and more fully thought through in this book.
– alleviate anxiety linked to “becoming”
– enhance focus and concentration by cutting down on interruptions
– increase awareness of your decisions
– boost motivation and keep it constant
– bolster the determination to achieve your goals
– refine the estimation process, both in qualitative and quantitative terms
– improve your work or study process
– strengthen your determination to keep on applying yourself in the face of complex situations
That’s about as far as I have gotten with this book, but it looks really great and helpful, so I think I’ll finish it and try the technique! 22 months ago