Whether it’s January or November, Christmas always seems to be around the corner. The Pomodoro timer will help you to create your shopping list and shop efficient.
Let’s look the Pomodoro Technique. You may have heard about a Pomodoro timer but what you may not know is just how much time and stress it can save you during your Christmas shopping! Nowadays we shop more and more online. Which sound perfect to save time but, when I look at my personal experience, scrolling also works distracting. Result… time flies by and my prior set task is not done
In this blog we will explain more about how the Pomodoro timer works and how it help you with you Christmas shopping.
What is the Pomodoro Technique?
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management system that encourages people to work with the time they have—rather than against it. The goal of the Pomodoro technique is to reduce distraction and increase focus.
Using this method, you break your day into 25-minute chunks separated by five-minute breaks. These intervals are referred to as Pomodoro’s. After about four Pomodoro’s, you take a longer break of about 15 to 20 minutes.
How to use for Christmas shopping.
The Pomodoro Timer is often targeted at children but it works perfectly to anyone, let see how the timer can help you during Christmas shopping. First of all, start making a list of tasks with things you need to do. Some tasks you can think about:
- Jot down gift ideas (you can use the 7 gift rules from this blog).
- Make a shopping list.
- Compare prices from Christmas gifts on your shopping list.
- Start shopping (keep up what items you bought).
You can use the more than one “Pomodoro” for one task our break down you task to smaller tasks like: Jot down gift ideas for a specific person.
Next step is to start working with Pomodoro.
Choose a task
Pick a task from your to-do list that you want to work on. You want to choose the biggest or most important tasks first, when you have the most energy. That way, you won’t have to finish that huge task that has been loitering in your to-do list when you are tired.
Set a timer for 25 minutes
You can use a timer for 25 minutes. If you are using Glance clock you can see time left visual on the clock face so you keep track on time left in a glance.
Work on your task until the timer rings, if finished, cross it off on your to-do list
Now you’re left with just you and your task, so get to it! Work until the timer rings and then evaluate. If you’re done with your task cross it off of your to-do list. If not, take your break, then come back to it later during the next Pomodoro.
Take a 5-minute break
After you’ve been hard at work and focused on your tasks for a good 25 minutes, take a 5-minute break. But, you’re break shouldn’t be longer or shorter than 5 minutes. The breaks are implemented in this technique for a reason. If you skip your breaks, you’ll become mentally fatigued. Some things you might want to do during your 5-minute break include: listen to a song, organize your desk, do a little exercise, go to get a drink, or go to the bathroom.
5.Repeat the first 4 steps 3 or 4 more times
6.Take a 15-minute break
At first, working in such small increments can feel really unnatural and there will be times—especially in the beginning—that you will be tempted to ignore the timer and continue working. But when you force yourself to stick to the format you will be see the difference!
We wish you efficient & stress-free Christmas shopping!