Apr 11, 2016 02:54 AM EDT

How To Make 30 Minutes The Most Productive Of Your Week


Constant connectivity is both a blessing and a curse for productivity, says Stacey MacNaught, a digital marketing professional and writer based in the U.K. a recent UK study suggests that the most aspiring company founders are initially driven by flexibility, according to the Business Insider.

Having developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 2980's, the Pomodoro Technique is a time-management method that works on the principle that you concentrate on a task for 25 minutes and then take a break for five minutes. You can always repeat it as much as you need to. First, you need to determine the tasks that you need to complete, you can write them down so you don't skip a beat. Then, you set a timer for 25 minutes. Remember, you need to work solely on a single task and when another one pops out, either write them down to do later or forget them. Turn off your phone and avoid checking your mail. At the end of each 25-minute stint, take a break of five. After four stints of the technique, take a longer break.

According to some studies, multitasking slows down progress on all of the things that we are trying to get done. The Pomodoro technique forces you to focus on a single task which actually keeps you away from the negative effects of attempted multitasking and instead gives an immediate positive impact on your productivity and especially on the progress of your task.

MacNaught uses this technique whenever she writes marketing reports, documents marketing strategy and whenever she does copywriting. She has been using the Pomodoro Technique with her copywriting for seven months, which has already saved her a great deal of time spent on her tasks. I write a lot, so this has been huge."Where I formerly set aside 16 hours of my week to write, I'm now setting aside eight and actually delivering more content than I was before," she wrote.

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