"Pomodoro technique" effective to make a long time work in a short time



It is to repeatedly perform short-term intensive work and breaks with one set, and to focus on work at all times to increase productivity is "Pomodoro technique"is. Pomodoro technique to entrepreneursChris WinfieldMr. Ms. Practice put it in practice report that he was able to reduce 40 hours of work per week to 16.7 hours.

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The Pomodoro technique is a time management method devised in Italy in the 1980s, which divides a large task in 25-minute time units, performs work, and puts a break for about 5 minutes. In other words, to set one set of "work 25 minutes → break 5 minutes", concentrate in a short period of time to work and improve efficiency.

Winfield, an entrepreneur who worked about 60 to 100 hours per week, thinks that he is too busy to rethink his life and think "I must manage somehow!" And Pomodoro who can do more work with shorter working hours now I decided to practice the technique. Pomodoro technique has a rule that it does not multitask other than to break a task and put a short break time. While working for 25 minutes, concentrate only on one task, eliminating everything from email, smartphone, net surfing and so on. By short time and break, only single task, it increases concentration and dramatically increases work speed.


Winfield practices Pomodoro technique, measuring 25 minutes with kitchen timer and setting smartphone in airplane mode while working. He also said he did a challenge by working in a quiet room, making an earplug and making the working environment as easy as possible.

"Working 25 minutes → break 5 minutes" was 1 pomodoro, and at the beginning of practice I challenged 16 Pododoro in one day, but Winfield could only do 12 pomodoro and it fell from being able to achieve the target It seems he got out of it. After that, I can do a lot of Pomodoro when I am in good condition, but when I do not feel well, I do not have enough Pomodoro, "As a possibility that Pomodoro technique is probably the most useless method in the world?" Become.

Winfield who became unable to trust the pomodoro technique decided to return to the conventional work style that had been doing multitasking, but he did not have concentration ability, productivity fell, and he took hold of stress. Winfield will try the pomodoro technique again, but this time I decided to challenge 40 pododoros a week, that is, I decided the maximum number of pododoros in a day to 8 pododoro.

40 pododoros in a week will do thousand minutes of work and if you fix it in time it will only work 16.7 hours in a theoretical way. Winfield who practices 8 Pomodoro just as "There is not such a wonderful thing", but there are times when I can not handle 8 Pododoro on the 1st day with a good condition and in such a way to do 14 Pododoro the next day It was said that it took. However, even with this method, the day when we did 14 pododoro is really tired, and I do not know whether to practice Pomodoro technique anymore.


Winfield rethinks how to approach Pomodoro again and decides in the mind that it will never work after leaving work hours and challenges again. Also, I did not decline on the day when I could not work at the prescribed number of Pomodoro, but I tried to rethink the plan as if there was a problem with the work plan itself. In addition, "40 pomodoro in 5 days without holidays out of a week" was changed to "40 pododolo in 1 week". Although I decided to work every day for a change for a change, I did not work for 8 hours every day but 6 pomodoro for today and 8 pomodoro for tomorrow, according to Winfield's motivation and tone on the 1st When I tried to change the number of Pomodoros to be done, Winfield was able to do 40 pododolo a week without impossibility, and it seems that the total working time of 7 days work drastically declined.

Pomodoro technique which concentrates in a short time and works is sometimes not suitable for some people like Winfield's case. However, when incorporating Pomodoro technique into the base of work and improving it to fit himself, there is a case that the Pomodoro technique which I thought was useless might exert unexpected power. Those who have been studying or doing work for a long time, it seems to be good to incorporate Pomodoro technique.

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