The Pomodoro Technique – A Simple Time Management Course For Personal And Business Time Management

by Paul on October 27, 2009

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The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo  is a simple FREE time management course that anyone can follow to get more of what they want to get done –  now. 

Francesco Cirillo developed The Pomodoro Technique in  1992 to study more effectively.   

Since then The Pomodoro Technique time management course has been proven to work for personal time management as well as for  business time management. 

Click the following link to go to Francesco Cirillo's site to download The Pomodoro Technique Ebook Free   

“Pomodoro” – is Italian for tomato. 

Cirillo named his time management technique Pomodoro because he used a kitchen timer that is shaped liked a tomato.  

I have read a lot of books on business time management through the years.   

All of the books have been repetitive about how to make lists of tasks and how to priortize and visualize them but the Pomodoro Technique is the simplest and most useable methods of time management that I have ever seen. 

Here are the five  components of The Pomodoro Technique :

  1. Choose a task to be accomplished 
  2. Set the Pomodoro to 25 minutes (the Pomodoro is the timer)
  3. Work on the task until the Pomodoro rings, then put an “X” on your sheet of paper by the accomplished task  
  4. Take a short break (5 minutes ) 
  5. Every 4 Pomodoros take a longer break (10 minutes) 

Here are the basic materials that you will need to perform The Pomodoro Technique:

  1. A kitchen timer preferably shaped like a tomato.   (Amazon sells them) 
  2.  Two pieces of paper 
  3. A pencil  
I put The Pomodoro Technique to the test last weekend when performing yard chores at my house.  
My task was to mow and trim my front and back yards and sweep my sidewalks.  
Usually these tasks take me about three or more hours to complete. 
With the Pomodoro Technique I was able to trim an hour off my time by writing down my goals and using a timer to record each 25 Minute Pomodoro.   
It took me one Pomodoro (25 minutes) to mow each yard followed by a five minute break.
The time saved allowed me to spend more time hanging out with my kids. 
I was so impressed with the results that I am now using The Pomodoro Technique for my business time management.  
Give the Pomodoro Technique a try and let us know in the comments below if it is helpful to you or not.      

Click the following link to go to Francesco Cirillo's site to download The Pomodoro Technique Ebook Free   


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Célio Cidral Junior October 5, 2010 at 8:01 am

Hello guys, take a look at Tomighty, a desktop timer for Pomodoro Technique users:


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