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Pomodoro Technique. Right? Wrong?

Published February 21, 2013 - 0 Comments

Let’s finish up this whole business of Time Management, and yummy pomodori, shall we?  If you missed the previous discussion, don’t forget to check out my explanation of what the Pomodoro Technique is, and my Pomodoro test run.

So after 100 mins of focussed house cleaning, and 4 breaks, half of the apartment looked fantastic.  There’s no denying it.  I had done a great job… far better than had I simply spent 100 mins cleaning on my own.  Probably better than had I spent 200 mins cleaning on my own!

But the Pomodori technique is only as good the person using it.  Like any system, you can’t expect to see results if you don’t put in the work.  It’s not a magical solution.  It’s an exercise to break me of some of my bad habits, and instill some good ones.  While Saturday was a good day, Sunday was not.  There wasn’t a time management system anywhere that could have salvaged Sunday.  I failed to use the Pomodoro technique, and the results showed.  It wasn’t the system’s fault.  I think the system works…  if you’re willing to work with it.  It’s not for everyone, but for those of us who are easily taken off-task by random distractions, I think that the Pomodoro Time Management Technique is certainly worthy of consideration.