If you’re currently cramming for finals ahead of graduation, we’ve gotchu. Ryan’s morning hack today involves the Pomodoro Technique: a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s that involves using a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks.
As confused as we were discussing this on-air, allegedly it works.
Here’s how to practice the Pomodoro Technique:
Set a timer for 25 minutes
Work until the timer goes off — then take a 5-minute break.
Set a timer again for 25 minutes and then take 5 minutes off 4 more times. After the timer goes off for the 4th time, take a 30-minute break.
Then repeat the above.
According to the madness, the pattern keeps you motivated and helps cut down on mental fatigue, distractions and helps with better retention.