Time management through Pomodoro Technique

Muhammad Arbab Khan
3 min readApr 15, 2021

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The Pomodoro Technique is a time management system that encourages people to work with the time they have rather than against it. Using this method, you break your workday into 25-minute chunks separated by five-minute breaks. These intervals are referred to as Pomodoro’s. After about four Pomodoro’s, you take a longer break of about 15 to 20 minutes.

The idea behind the technique is that the timer instills a sense of urgency. Rather than feeling like you have endless time in the workday to get things done and then ultimately squandering those precious work hours distractions, you know you only have 25 minutes to make as much progress on a task as possible.

Most of the time in my life, I try to do some productive work and try to make use of my time as much as possible. When I am ready to check the exams paper of my students, I was unable to pay attention to them because of interruptions and distractions.

I tried to use my time 100 percent in Checking paper for exactly 25 minutes. I set my phone on silent and started checking, I found that it was really a helpful activity, and it was a productive time. It was a little bit difficult for me and I was able to give my best. I focused a hundred percent on checking, and it was an incredible experience for me. I was able to complete 6 -7 papers and before that, I used to take 1 hour almost.

I came to know that it is the best way of doing things and avoid things that disrupt me from focusing. I am planning to make it my habit forever and utilize my time in the best way. Most of the time we are distracted by Facebook WhatsApp Instagram and other social media platforms. When we just pick our mobile-only for checking a notification and after that, we profound dive into things and forget about our work. It wastes a lot of time and loses our focus. When we are unable to pay attention to our work, we should use Pomodoro Technique, and my own performance has improved a lot and I can work more responsively. I use Do not Disturb mode for avoiding disturbances. Hoping for the best in the future as well.

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