Time management is a very important part of daily life. How do you run your daily scheduled tasks? Do you simply have a running list in your head of things to do or are you a list maker? How do you go about staying on top of all that you need to accomplish whether it is personal stuff or business?
Well there are lots of techniques out there for more efficiently managing your time, but this one seems to work the best for people who spend a lot of time at a computer. Heavy computer usage can lead to a host of problems including visual cortex issues and carpal tunnel. Also, the constant staring at a back-lit screen can lead to productivity declines as your mind starts to lose focus.
This technique uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25-minute intervals separated by breaks and is based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility.
There are five basic steps to implementing the technique:
- decide on the task to be done
- set the timer to 25 minutes
- work on the task until the timer rings; record the task status
- take a short break (5 minutes)
- for every four task periods take a longer break (15-20 minutes)
Check out this website for more information and to download a timer: http://www.focusboosterapp.com/