How to finish more work in 4 hours than 92% of people do in 3 days.

The Pomodoro Technique:

Step 1: Pick a task

This crucial step is often overlooked.

If you don’t pick a task, you’ll

  • Check your emails
  • Hop between different tasks
  • Put off the one with the most resistance

Not good.

Start with 1 task to get focused and build momentum.

Step 2: Start the timer

Set the timer for 25 minutes.

This is the optimal time to stay

100% focused.

  • Start your timer
  • Work on your 1 task
  • Don’t stop until the timer goes off

When you’re done, take a quick break.

Step 3: Short break

Take a quick 5-minute break.

Avoid energy-draining or attention-stealing tasks like:

  • Scrolling Instagram
  • Intense exercise
  • Heavy eating

Instead, take a restorative break.

Your break should restore your energy, not drain it.

For an optimal break:

  • Stretch
  • Drink water
  • Get some sun
  • Eat a small snack

Pro tip: combine some of these activities into 1.

Step 4: Do another one

Set another timer.

And do the exact same thing as before.

  • 1 task
  • 25 mins
  • 100% focus

Keep doing this until you reach 4 consecutive Pomodoros.

Step 5: Rinse and repeat

After 4 consecutive Pomodoros, give yourself a longer break.

Make this one 30 minutes.

Take a break that revitalizes your energy.

When you’re well-rested…