I Thought I Had Time, Etc All Handled…Then My _Foolish Came Out to Play_
No doubt about it, I thought I was cute; getting a bit cocking.
I had been experiencing my new-found freedom. The kind you get when you begin your automation processes. I was no longer stuck with posting all day long. It was done for me! I was on my way to total productivity. I didn’t have to keep worrying about posting every 30 minutes for some, every hour for some others and the fortunate twice a day, all business approach.
But that did nothing to prevent the wonder-lust, the shiny object syndrome. I’m privy to it are you? Nothing I say to myself solves it. Even the fact that I have not money. Let’s admit it, you want everything you see. I know I do, don’t you? After all I had a window of time to spare. I worked and studied hard and long to find it, initiate it, now it was time to enjoy it.
Then it happened again. I was once again rushed and out of time. Trying to meet deadlines both financial and tactical. Never mind all the email. Life was becoming a time management disaster. My family and friends neglected all over again! When will it end? Guess what, I have to start all over again. I wasn’t aware of the never-ending battle that I would have to wage with myself.
So it’s back to the drawing board knowing the the restraints of time and money were not going to stop me! I solve most of my problems through research and finding out what’s trending. Even though that takes time away from the mess I was getting myself back into. So let’s see what I can get from the Pomodoro Technique by Frances Cocirilio presented by Buffer.
40 Hours in 16.7
- Work with time, not against it
- Do eliminate burnout
- Manage distractions
- Creating a better work/life balance
Tools to accomplish these time management suggestions:
- Kitchen time
- Airplane mode
- Quiet place/good set of headphones or ear plugs
- Pen and paper
- 5 minutes for Daily Tasks
- Review past week for past and plan for next week
The Technique goes something like this:
- Choose just one task at a time
- Set your timer for 25 minutes
- Work your task until the timer rings, check mark your timer
- Take 5 minute break (you completed your first Pomodoro)
- Repeat steps 1-4 three more times followed with a 15 minute break
For further detalis about the Pomodoro Technique, visit How To Get 40 Hours in 16.7
I’d be curious to see how it works out for you. If you decide to try it out get in touch and comment