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It seems like I’m always in search of time. Or, rather, in search of managing time.

Sometimes, I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time searching. Searching for a better way to manage time.

My most recent ahh-ha?

K. M. Weiland recently posted 7 Ways to Speed Up Your Writing by Steve Aedy.

I’m now trying the Pomodoro Technique. It’s not just about the timer. I’ve been using a timer method for years via the Flylady.

There’s even an online pomodoro timer set-up with this system in mind. (Great if your internet doesn’t go out like mind did over the weekend, LOL.)

No, it’s more about how manage the interruptions. How not to lose the momentum of your work/study time. How to better estimate the length of time an activity will take.

Similar to the Flylady idea, the Pomodoro Technique has a short break at the end of each unit of measurement and a longer break every four units. Plus, there’s something about an old-fashioned kitchen timer ticking down…

“With the Pomodoro Technique, figuring out how much time is wasted isn’t important; how many Pomodoros we’ve accomplished is.” — aw, positive reinforcement!

Have you heard of the Pomodoro Technique? Or use timers to keep you on task?

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