Living half an hour at a time… The Pomodoro Way

The COVID 19 lockdown for those especially in India is a time to stay indoors, test your patience as well as spend time with family. But there would be instances where there might be discord in a family, while you are all forced to stay indoors because of the virus. This virus has reiterated that Nature has the upper hands over humans. In this post, I am going to write my own schedule ( rather a part of it, to illustrate..)as to how I managed to  stay sane during the entire lockdown period 1.0 and 2.0.

Pomodoro technique was invented by Francisco Cirilio (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique) . The English equivalent for pomodoro is tomato. He invented a tomato shaped kitchen timer for time management. I have been using this technique for a good number of years and found it to be very beneficial. The idea is to divide one hour blocks into manageable smaller parts with a 5 minute break so that we are not overwhelmed by hour block. For example: If I have to read about Tim Ferris best seller “The Four Hour Work Week”, who is my fav author in the genre, I divide the one hour block like this.

Pomodoro 1 : 10 – 1030

Chapter 1. The Four hour work week – Tim Ferris.

Break for 5 mins.

Pomodoro 2 : 1035 -1100.

Clean house.

I found this method pretty useful and used the same in my office work too, even at home. I divided the house work and office work into pomodoros, so that there is adequate balance between home chores and office work.So that you address both the worlds and strike an even balance.

I would like you all to try this method and comment below as to how you found this method in your daily routines. Do maintain hand hygiene and personal hygiene. Take care of the elderly.

Stay calm ,stay safe.

Published by Dr.Ethel Kabilan

I am a Horticulturist by profession. Working mother.Avid sleeper and obsessed with cleanliness and calm. Love to travel and want to share good vibes with all.

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