Getting to 18 is no longer utopia following the dictates of the famous tomato technique. What is it? An effective study method to try, right away!
Technical Tomato: What Is?
One of the biggest problems in the university study is the management of time, especially when there are more to prepare materials. It happens to delay too long exams, or to be with a great deal of work when time is short. What to do? You know the classics in the form of tomato used in the kitchen timer? Well, in the 80’s Francesco Cirillo it has proposed an alternative use as illuminating: introduced the Pomodoro Technique.
This technique is very simple but effective way to improve the ability to manage time and to achieve a particular objective. You will get the most attention in the performance of your business, maintaining mental freshness and creativity.
Technical Tomato: How and Step
The concept is to work for 25 minutes, then take a 5-minute break.
Set a time frame 25 minutes on the timer (each 25 minute work period is called “1 tomato”). You do not have it? Nothing could be simpler: just set the alarm on your phone or check the clock on the PC. Remember that during each tomato you do not have to completely distracted by anything! Each tomato should correspond to a watertight compartment, where it’s just you with your mind and your books! So forget WhatsApp, Facebook, TV etc …
Every 25 minutes take a break for five minutes. This allows alternate periods of work to relax. So recover your energy and you allow yourself distractions, which have diligently banished from each tomato!
Take a longer break of 15-20 minutes, after they have spent 4 tomatoes (100 minutes) with the respective 3 breaks (15 minutes total).
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Technical Tomato: Some Tips
Why does the Pomodoro Technique works? Having defined timing makes you work in a systematic way, you liability and reduces the possibility of procrastination. It stimulates you to work intensively respecting your need to relax. And you feel less anxious and frustrated, because you can divide a hard task in a more “tomato” and you’ve got everything under control.
I am sure that in a short time, you will become a guru of this technique and you will begin to set all the activities of your day following the “tomato rhythm”!