Feeling Productive

I feel so productive today.  I have done my 1 week test of the Pomodoro Technique.  It works great!

When I have the hang of it, I dont really stop for 5 mins, instead I continue till almost all tasks are done.  Well, its addictive.

For today, there are just 4 tasks left for me to do. 2 tasks requires external input.

Daily Productivity Questions


What are the best methods on being productive?

> Use GTD, Pomodoro Technique, and adapt it to your own personal case.

Does caffeine improve productivity?

> Not really.  Productivity has something to do with your self-discipline.

What do you need to do in order to focus?

> Remove all distractions. Emails. Surfing. Listen to music to concentrate.

What to do if youre easily distracted

Easily distracted? Prone to flights of fancy? Too many ideas flowing into your brain all at once? Cannot complete a huge task? Sick just doing small unimportant task?  Does this ring a  bell? If so, you might need to apply the Pomodoro Technique!

The technique is deceptively simple and easy to begin with.  Here’s how:

  • Make a list of the things you need to finish
  • Set your timer to 25 minutes and do one thing only. Until the timer rings!
  • Take a 5 minutes break.
  • Repeat
  • After 4 of these 25 minute session, take a break for 15 minutes.
  • Repeat

Its easy but needs discipline and hard to do.  It will help you multi-task, improve your focus, and boost your productivity due to its time-boundedness.


Reference: http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/