T                                                                             I   To start using the Techn...
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Pomodoro cheat sheet

  1. 1. T  I   To start using the Technique you only Once you’ve started using the Pomodoroneed some simple tools: Technique, interruptions can become a A K T (Pomodoro looks real problem. fine) A P Internal interruptions are distractions that A T D S come from you: stand up and get some- A A I S thing to eat or drink or to look up some- A R S thing on the Internet this minute.You can download and print sheets’ Cheat Sheet Make these interruptions clearly visible.templates from Pomodoro Techiques web Every time you feel a potential interrup-site. E tion coming on, put an apostrophe (’) on the sheet where you record your B   W     Pomodoros. Then do one of the following:Put all the activities you have to accom- The Pomodoro Technique is a time Write down the new activity on theplish on the A I S. management method that can be used for T D S under Unplanned &At the beginning of each day select the any kind of task. For many people, time is Urgent if you think it’s imminent andtasks you need to complete and copy an enemy. The anxiety triggered by “the can’t be put off.them on the T D S. ticking clock”, especially when a deadline Write it down in the A I- is involved, leads to ineffective work and  S, marking it with a “U”Start working: study habits which in turn lead to (unplanned); add a deadline if need Choose the topmost task from the list procrastination. be. Set the Pomodoro to 25 minutes Intensify your determination to finish Work until the Pomodoro rings The aim of the Pomodoro Technique is to the current Pomodoro. Once you’ve Mark the task with an  on the T use time as a valuable ally in accomplish- marked down the apostrophe, D S ing what we want to do in the way we continue working on the given task Take a short break (3–5 minutes) want to do it, and to enable us to continu- till the Pomodoro rings. ally improve the way we work or study.Keep on working, Pomodoro after People who work in social environmentsPomodoro, until the task at hand is have to deal with external interruptions: afinished, then cross it out on the T D T  G  colleague asks you how to compile aS. report; an email program constantly beeps The Pomodoro Technique will provide a every time a new message comes in.Every 4 Pomodoros take a longer break, simple tool/process for improving A 25-minute or 2-hour delay (four(15–30 minutes). productivity (your own and that of your Pomodoros) is almost always possible for team members) which is able to do the activities that are commonly considered following: urgent. R    T Alleviate anxiety linked to becoming Make these interruptions clearly visible. A Pomodoro is indivisible Enhance focus and concentration by Every time someone or something tries to If a task takes more than 5–7 cutting down on interruptions interrupt a Pomodoro, put a dash (-) on Pomodoros, break it down Increase awareness of your decisions the sheet where you record your If it takes less than one pomodoro, Boost motivation and keep it constant Pomodoros, apply the Inform, Negotiate, add it up, and combine it with Bolster the determination to achieve and Call Strategy. another task your goals Then apply one of the rules exposed above Once a Pomodoro begins, it has to Refine the estimation process, both in for internal interruptions. ring qualitative and quantitative terms The next pomodoro will go better Improve your work or study process a The Pomodoro Technique shouldn’t Strengthen your determination to be used for activities you do in your keep on applying yourself in the face Downloadable book and much more on free time. Enjoy free time! of complex situations www.pomodorotechnique.com