Rule 20 minutes or technique of tomato
This technique is time management and increased concentration invented as a student of Francesco Cirillo (Francesco Chirillo).
The main idea came to me in the late 80’s, when I was studying at the initial courses of the University. When the excitement of the first session subsided, I felt a decline and great confusion.”- Francesco writes in the Preface of his book.
“Every day I came to the University, listened to lectures, and came back with a terrible feeling that I did not succeed, that I was just wasting my time. Exams were approaching with great speed, and it was impossible to postpone any more.”
“When I looked at my fellow students, and myself, it became clear that the basis of my troubles is low concentration and a lot of distracting things.
And then I argued with myself:
“Can you learn – really learn – at least 10 minutes.”
The judge was the tomato timer I found in the kitchen (or pomodoro in Italian) – so I found my tomato”
“As it was not humiliating, but the first time I lost. But the idea caught me. And training from day to day, I was able to successfully learn, and then work.”
Write down all the tasks that You need to perform on the activity sheet.
At the beginning of each day, write down the list of tasks that need to be solved today in descending order of importance.
1) Select the first unsolved problem.
2) Start the timer for 25 minutes.
3) do Not get distracted working on the problem until the timer works.
4) Note the cross in the list of the task on which he worked.
5) Do a short pause – 5 minutes.
Work until the task is completed.
Every four tomatoes make a big break – 15-20 minutes.
RULES and TIPS
– Tomato not share.
– If the task is longer than 5-7 tomatoes, divide it into several tasks.
– If less than one tomato combine it with another small task.
– When the tomato runs out , it rings.
– Each tomato is easier.
– Do not use tomatoes for recreation.
Just relax without the damn tomatoes…