How to Learn the Pomodoro Technique with Mind MapsNancy
Many people have heard of the Pomodoro Technique, and know that people cut the task into a time unit of 25 minutes to work more efficiently. However, most people may not understand the basic principles in detail. So, today we will introduce what the Pomodoro Technique is and how it works with mind maps.
The Pomodoro Technique is to list the daily to-do tasks, then set an alarm clock with a length of 25 minutes for each job, and then review and summarize for preparing the next step. The whole process still uses the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle.
The first step in the Pomodoro Technique is to figure out the time required for the task. Generally, 25 minutes of work and 5 minutes of rest are needed. After every four working units, a long rest of 10-15 minutes is a must-have. When you complete a task, it should be crossed out from the work plan.
The Improvement means that after summing up the previous work, it’s essential to think about the next working time to ensure the continuity of the entire process. It is very similar to the PDCA cycle.
Secondly, you should learn to reduce the number of interruptions and protect your working time. However, if there is a real emergency, you can deal with it in the next working time.
Next, with the task list, we need to divide the tasks and estimate the time required for each task. You can set certain buffer time for other things that may happen. Then you should estimate the overall time and make a Gantt chart of the task list.
Besides, the last two steps of the Pomodoro Technique are making the application of time more effective and creating a schedule in advance. How to make our time more effective? We need to understand the composition of each working time. Each tomato time can be divided into three segments: the first 3-5 minutes, the last 3-5 minutes, and the middle time.
Finally, the last step is to make a work schedule based on your daily work or study and follow the table to develop good habits.