The Pomodoro Technique is a technique I am using for my new 6 week group program and for very good reason – it works! This technique was created in the late 1980’s when a university student used a tomato (pomodoro in Italian) shaped timer to make his time more effective.
The principle behind the technique is that you set the timer, usually for 25 minute time slots and focus on one task during those times. If there are any distractions, other thoughts come into your head, the phone rings, you write them down and get to those after your alloted time.
This technique helps to keep a focus on the task at hand so you don’t go off in a million different directions, which can happen when your trying to do too much and then you start feeling overwhelmed.
So, I decided to use this as the premise for my new program because a 6 week programme can be overwhelming if you let it.
I’ve broken the “end goal” down into 6 manageable bite size pieces to keep the goals small and achievable. This is super important we when are talking about balancing our hormones, reconnecting with our feminine energy and becoming more present in our day.
By focusing on one topic each week we get to delve deeply into how that particular topic will help you feel more connected with yourself, more in tune with what you body needs and more in touch with your feminine intuition.
Balancing our hormones is definately a marathon and not a sprint. We need to focus on lifestyle changes, stress reduction and self care to build a strong foundation to build on. By having a strong foundation we insure that our body, mind and spirit are taken care of and nurtured.
If you are interested in finding out more about my 6 week FLOW – GLOW – GROW ™ Group Program click here for more details.
There are six stages to this particular technique:
First start with deciding on the task to be worked on, then you set the timer (usually for 25 minutes). Working on the task until the timer goes off. If you get distracted simply write it down but get back to the task at hand right away. After the timer goes off put a check mark, or a number on a piece of paper to keep track of your timing. At this point you can take a 3-5 minute break and then go back to your initial task, if it hasn’t been completed.
If the task has been completed, work on your second task. After 4 timers have gone (1 hr 40 minutes) take a longer break, usually up to 30 minutes by doing something completely different like going for a walk, taking a short nap, playing with your cat or dog, you get the gist.
Leave me a comment below if you use this technique, or perhaps something similar, I would love to know.