Breaking Down Hours, Be Productive as you can be
On a regular basis, have you ever had the thoughts and emotions that you have not done anything productive? So, you try so hard to pump yourself up and lift your spirits to be productive. You write a “to do” list and try to chip in your work load. But, in spite of however huge your motivation was you still come back up empty handed by the end of your day. Each of us has had those types of days. We have those types of days too frequently if you ask me about it.
Do not break down. There are multiple ways to prevent having those sort of days. Furthermore, if you’re aiming to apply the principles from this article you would be able to at least double your productivity.
The Fundamentals of a Productive Day
Let us begin from the fundamentals and basics of how to achieve maximum efficiency in our daily lives. Humans are very fascinating. Our body gets energy breaks for five to two hours depending on how strong you are. This means that you will be more productive in between those energy breaks. Therefore if you learn how to break down your hours you will be able to work as efficiently as your body can bring.
So, what do you need to do to attain such a method? Easy! Break your work into one to two hour blocks. But, as we all know there are always going to be issues and questions. So, what happens when I complete my hour blocks? What do I do once my hour of productive work has been completed?
That would be the perfect time to rejuvenate and refresh. Rejuvenation has been completely underestimated. In between your work blocks it is important that you utterly detach from your work and let your mind rest. Let it relax and do what it wants. Rest for about half of an hour and then return to your tasks with a reinvigorated clear and productive mind. This is called the Pomodoro Technique.
The Pomodoro Technique
This method is a time management technique created by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980’s. The whole premise of this technique is to break down your hours via work blocks and intervals. This means that you will add quick breaks in between productive hours which you have put in. By doing so, you get a refreshed mind every time you go back to work which results to more productivity.
You will need the aid of a Pomodoro Timer to fully grasp this technique. Basically all you need to do is prioritize your tasks, set them up with the timer then slowly chip your tasks one by one through work blocks as you take short breaks in between.
Time Management isn’t regarding managing time however rather it is regarding managing your actions. No matter how much you try, you can never control time as it is inevitably running. This is why we need to manage how much actions we can do in a certain amount of time. By breaking down tasks via work blocks your mind tells you to work faster so you can complete the task before the end of your timer and at the same time it results to you having time to rest your mind during the breaks. In return, you will be have a calm and rested mind ready for work and tasks.