When I started out in business I had all these big plans and knew exactly what was going to happen and when.
Ummmm. Nope. That didn’t happen.
You might be wondering why. I pushed myself way too hard and ended up burning out.
It was good in a way as it helped me to review what I though business was meant to be and how I was meant to run it.
One of my beautiful coaches has co-working which involves something called the Pomodoro Method. What this is is sitting down and concentrating on one task for 25 minutes and then having a 5 minute break. You do this for 2 more times before you have a longer break.
When I discovered this method it helped me to create a system in my business that meant I achieved what I set out to do and didn’t burnout again as a result.
Below are the three reasons why I love the Pomodoro Method.
1: I am focused on one Task at a time
I used to have a big to do list and it always seemed as though the list never ended. Now I pick one thing that I want to work on and focus for the 25 minutes. Focusing on the one thing also helps my brain to work even better than it does.
2: I feel creative even if I hadn’t at the start.
There are some days that I don’t feel creative and yet when I sit down at the computer and put the timer on it is as though my brain has recognised that it is time to be creative. I can then create content, graphics, posts that feel aligned to my message.
3: It helps me to resist all the interruptions.
Before I started the Pomodoro Method I hardly got anything done because I had all the distractions. Now when I know that I am going to sit down I turn my phone onto aeroplane mode, put my iPad away and even minimise or shut down the tabs so that I only have one tab open at a time.
These are only three reasons that I put down as there are so many more such as understanding what you can get done in 25 minutes so that you can plan your invoicing; improves output meaning that more gets done; manage expectations of yourself and your clients because you know how much you can get done in 25 minutes; you feel less stressed because you are focusing on one thing without the interruptions; and you work with time instead of against it.
I love the Pomodoro Method and use it all the time in my business as well as with my Academy Ladies. They are surprised when they achieve what they set out to achieve.
Have you used this method? What do you think of it?