DropTask and The Pomodoro Technique
Ever thought about using the Pomodoro technique in DropTask? See how below.
Francesco Cirillo, inventor of the method ‘The Pomodoro Technique’ based his time management idea on the work of sprints combined with short, frequent breaks to maximize focus while preventing burnout. To enhance his focus, Cirillo originally used a kitchen timer in the shape of a tomato (‘pomodoro’ is Italian for tomato if you didn’t know) to set up time increments for working on his tasks.
In a nutshell, Pomodoro teaches you to do a concentrated burst of work for 25 minutes, take a 5-minute break and then repeat the process until you’ve completed 4 sprints (each 4-sprint cycle represents one Pomodoro). After each 4-sprint cycle, you take a longer break to stretch your legs, and during this time you could even grab a snack or coffee to charge your batteries.
Using Pomodoro in DropTask
If you want to try this technique in DropTask, our Reminder feature is definitely one to use. Reminders that you set on tasks add great efficiency to the way that you work and alert you on any important actions that you need to take. Assign a Reminder for 25 minute bursts throughout your day and be notified when you need to switch up your work or take a quick break. With instant Notifications sent to your email, you’ll be quickly informed on what work you should be doing at that particular point of your day – meaning no time for slacking and more time for focus.
When combining the Pomodoro Technique with DropTask, we recommend breaking larger tasks down into smaller, more manageable items. The Checklist feature is ideal for this. Checklists allow you to divide your task into a smaller number of digestible chunks which you can take action upon. Take your smaller Checklist items and aim to complete them within 25-minute blocks. If you use this technique within DropTask, you’ll be sure to power-up your productivity and protect your time from any interruptions.
Maximize your focus today and try ‘The Pomodoro Technique’ in DropTask for an enhanced and efficient way of working.