New Training: Time Management Strategies
In this 8-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Simona Millham covers a variety of tips and techniques you can use to manage your time better. Gain an understanding of time management techniques and how to use technology to be more effective with your time. Watch this new Professionalism training.
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This training includes:
- 8 videos
- 36 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Introducing Time Management Strategies
- When’s Your Most Productive Time?
- Planning Your Day
- Dealing with Procrastination
- Focus, Focus, Focus
- The Pomodoro Technique
- Being Smart with Technology
- Reviewing Time Management Strategies
What is the Pomodoro Technique?
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method in which you use a timer to segment tasks into intervals of 25 minutes, with each separated by a break. Each of these intervals are called a pomodoro, which is the Italian word for "tomato." They are called this because Francesco Cirillo, who is the creator of the technique, used a kitchen timer that was shaped as a tomato.
Between individual pomodoros, you should take a break of 3-5 minutes. However, between sets of pomodoros, which consist of 4 pomodoros each, you should take a break of between 15-30 minutes. If you finish a task in less than 25 minutes, you should review what you have completed as well as the list of tasks upcoming.
There are a number of variations of the technique, which vary the time period of a pomodoro.
You can find the Pomodoro Technique in many apps and websites that provide time management.