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Productivity Hack – Try the Pomodoro Technique with your Standing Desk

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Many of us might not be avid productivity activists, but you might want to pay a little attention to the Pomodoro technique. While many consider it to be a productivity hack, it is way beyond that. Simply put, it comes with a guarantee that you won’t recognize yourself once you emerge on the other side.

What does Pomodoro mean?

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Enough hype about the Pomodoro technique, but the point worth pondering over is, what is the Pomodoro technique? In simple words, the Pomodoro method is a time management system, which encourages people to utilize their available time and work with it efficiently, rather than against it.

Through this technique, you can break your day’s available time into 20 minutes of work & 5-minute breaks. These intervals are what gives this technique its name, the Pomodoro technique. Once you have completed four Pomodoros, you can take a break of fifteen to twenty minutes.

The timer’s main motive is to instill a sense of urgency in the mind of the practitioner of this method so that you know how much time you need to complete each task at hand. This way, instead of squandering the whole day thinking you have enough time to complete your day’s work, you can carve out your day and cover everything in a more efficient and streamlined manner.

Does the Pomodoro method work?

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During the days when you have a lot of work to finish and are just not sure how to go about it, the Pomodoro technique can go a long way in helping you achieve what you want to eventually. By taking short breaks and setting out your goals to achieve within the 25-minute intervals, you can achieve a lot during the day, without losing motivation or ending up getting derailed from your tasks.

Through this process, you can train your mind to focus and let go of the distractions around you.

Here’s how you can make the Pomodoro technique work for you.

Pomodoro time management technique

  1. Choose a task at hand, which you need to complete.
  2. You can use a simple kitchen timer or an online timer and set it up for 25 minutes.
  3. Work on your task, till the timer tings.
  4. Take a short break of 5 mins only. This way, you mark the completion of one Pomodoro. You can set an online break reminder for convenience.
  5. Repeat the first 4 steps, till you have completed 4 to 5 Pomodoros.
  6. Once you have completed 4, you can take a break of 15-20 mins.

Pomodoro technique for studying

Use the Pomodoro technique for studying, as it will help you concentrate more and in turn, accomplish more in a set time. By taking breaks, you give your mind a break it deserves after a focused period of studying.

What to do during Pomodoro breaks?

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So, what can you do in these short 5-minute breaks? The idea is to get your mind back into the game for the next Pomodoro, as and when it starts.

Here are some ideas which can help you rejuvenate your mind within these short breaks.

  1. Do some back stretches. If you suffer from a back problem, you can grab these short breaks to do some back stretches. These will go a long way in helping you stay refreshed and motivated during your task accomplishments.
  2. Have some tea and fruit, if possible. Changing your mood by brewing a cup of tea can be a refreshing thing to do during your Pomodoros. Couple up your tea break with some fruits like a banana or an apple, and you will be all set to take on the next Pomodoro.
  3. Do some organizing. If you are already using a standing desk, organizing would not be a big problem for you. Using a standing desk would be ideal, as it would help take care of your back problems as well.

Standing Desks Models

if you are working long hours and sitting still at your work it may cause some problems with your health. Try using one of our standing desks options to prevent yourself from back or hand pain.

Pomodoros are a well-established way to tackle your big tasks during the day. Split these tasks into regular intervals and see how your big tasks will also become small and well organized.

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