Fruity Productivity Made Simple: The Pomodoro Technique Explained
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Fruity Productivity Made Simple: The Pomodoro Technique Explained

Do you need to be more efficient? Do you need to pass an exam and feel like you don’t know what to do?

Universally called the Pomodoro Technique, this means working for 25-minutes, then followed by a 5-minute break. Before explaining this method, I would like to say, this has worked for me, my students, and millions in this world. So it is PROVEN to help you.

This is how it works:

A. List tasks you would like to accomplish.

B. After each task, draw “circles” or “tomatoes (pomodoros)”. Each circle is worth 25 minutes, so estimate how long it will take to complete each task. The task list will look something like this:

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C. Now for the hard part. Put that into ACTION!

D. When you are done with the one Pomodoro, color it.

While doing concentrated work for each 25-minute interval, it’s imperative to eliminate ALL distractions.

I put my phone on silentblock distracting websites, and disable chat notifications. I focus ONLY on my one task for that micro-session. One exception for me is the live chat I have on the website. Unless I have a meeting, I always want to answer users’ and potential users’ questions, so if that rings, it is a priority. Otherwise, I try to follow this Pomodoro technique as close as I can.

After each 25-minute micro-session, I take a 5-minute break.

But sometimes, you get the momentum. So instead of taking this 5-minutes break, keep going! Add another 25 minutes (your Pomodoro clock) then take a 10-minutes break! See, you can accumulate your breaks.

I use this technique myself and I am trying to help hundreds of valued StudentRDH Dental Hygiene Boards Solution users to adopt this technique. Let me know if I can provide you with any type of extra explanation.

Lastly, you can download apps like Pomodoro Time.

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Pomodoro Time app

Me, I just use my phone.

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Write to me with any questions! I am extremely passionate about education and efficiency. It is my mission to make all StudentRDH users become successful, so always reach out to me. If I don’t have an answer right now, we will find it together!

(Disclaimer: StudentRDH is NOT affiliated with the NBDHE, NDHCE, CSCE, CDCA, WREB.)

Written by
Claire Jeong, RDH, MS

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