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My First Hand Pomodoro Technique Review

The Pomodoro Technique review is one I am more than happy to do as it has helped me to break down long, arduous tasks into simple steps which I can easily fit into my workday.

Anyone who is writing for a blog online needs to develop consistency. When we write for others to read, they return to our website expecting something new almost every day.

But for that to happen we the bloggers need motivation by learning to write quickly, efficiently while being thorough with the information we provide.

In the book which I’m reviewing for you is a method called the Pomodoro Technique, it helps to get over the lack of motivation by breaking down complex tasks into more manageable ones.

This book showed me that I could be more effective where my work becomes more rewarding as well I can beat procrastination. What I like is that it not only works for blogging, I can use it in other everyday life situations.

 Who is Francesco Cirillo

  • Owner of Cirillo Consulting
    francesco cirillo
  • Creator of the Pomodoro Technique
  • Software designer
  • Business coach/mentor
  • Time management skill developer
  • Motivational speaker

Francisco Cirillo developed this technique in the late 80s while he was still studying at University. He developed this technique mainly for himself because he struggled with structuring his workday.

He wanted to improve his mental stress of having to do too much. Many times he found himself doing things which were not related to what he should have been doing.

Pomodori helped him to stay motivated while maintaining a focused intention which led him to fulfill his task.

The satisfaction he gained from putting down pen/tapping on keyboard keys was especially rewarding. He knew he could take a break from the tedious work he had to finish, which was crucial for his success.

There are six steps involved in this technique. Each task easily leads to the next task, which makes the completion of each step easy with an accomplishable feat.

The author states why each step is essential; he says there are no half-Pomodoro steps. The steps are always a certain length which would help the person working on a task to make it more manageable.

What It Did For Me

It taught me to be strict with myself to the point where I started internalizing the technique. By being able to internalize I have now naturally started working each step without focusing on what step to do next.

I have managed to develop a more natural rhythmic flow to my very long workday. Remember as a blogger I’m working alone, so this technique is like a motivator to get going to complete my work.

By working this way, I have also now lessened the amount of time I spend on email, Facebook, YouTube and other social media sites where time is taken away from where my time should be spent.

The discipline that comes from following this way of writing is something all us bloggers can use. It’s our content which helps our blogs to grow. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is working on their time management skills.

It will help overcome the procrastinator who resides in all us!

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Let me know in comments below what you think about my Pomodoro technique review as well what type of anti-procrastinating ideas you have which you find work for you.

The Pomodoro Technique

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Overall Rating

8.0/10

Pros

  • Technique becomes automatic
  • Automates writing
  • Easy to follow

Cons

  • Not great for undisciplined people
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10 thoughts on “My First Hand Pomodoro Technique Review

  1. I love the pomodoro technique. I use this tool in my coaching with leaders all the time and even belong to a community of pomodoro leaders who all use the same app for accountability. 

    Another idea that I find helpful in using the pomodoro technique is not just for work, but using it for those tasks that I do not enjoy that much. This method helps me to break down the task into manageable bit size chunks and helps me to build in a reward system as well for accomplishing those chunks. 

    Would enjoy hearing specifics of your on how you are using this technique. 

    1. I use this technique mainly for when I am writing content for my website. It’s a great time management skill as well helps me to complete what I need to complete for the day. I am a heavy procrastinator where I will leave things to the end. This book focused heavily on not leaving things to the end as well how to get them done way before the end arrives. Thank you for your comment.

  2. Thank you so much for reviewing this time management system.  Doing as many things as need to be done is certainly a challenge – we need time to sleep!

    If we have some kind of home business in addition to our “day job”, try to talk to our family once in a while, being involved with our spouses, then time management is a definite need.

    An ordered life with set goals is to very important.  With modern technology as you note, it is so easy to get distracted to things that are not important.  I am definitely going to have to look into the specifics of this time / life management system.

    Thanks for your review!

    1. The Pomodoro technique has become my new favorite way of writing. It’s easy to get distracted especially with all the going norms of the day. I find that this technique brings me back to the task at hand while avoiding all distractions. Thank you for your comment.

  3. Sounds like a book written for me! I am a blogger too and I can relate how much distraction we have in our day to day life. No boss also means no one to rush us for our work and give us that little ‘push’. Some days I can totally immerse myself in writing but other days I will be spending half a day without any clue how to even start writing. Seems like there are a lot of tips for me in this book.

    1. I know as a blogger I definitely need consistency as well as overcoming procrastination excuses I probably already have made up when the day begins. I love this technique. Thank you for your comment.

  4. Excellent review of The Pomodoro Technique book!

    I have heard of this technique before and often use something similar in having set times to work, and then having a break, but I didn’t actually realise that it came in book form… I will definitely be ordering it!

    Procrastination, really is a killer when you are working on your business, and you have to have strategies in place to get moving!

    Thanks for bringing The Pomodoro Technique back to my attention 🙂

    John

    1. Glad to bring the Pomodoro technique back to your attention. It definitely helped with my procrastination as well as developing good time management skills. Thank you for your comment.

  5. This technique is a game changer. Anytime I find myself in a lull or staring at my computer without taking action on a project I’m supposed to be working with, I start a timer using this technique and it regains my focus so I can complete a task. It’s a very simple adjustment but it yields incredible results.

    1. I agree with you this technique is definite game changer. At least that is what I found when I read this book. As you say timers are great and they do help to regain the focus to complete a task. Thank you for your comment.

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