Eat the frog with Pomodoro:
Characters: Me, Gratification Monkey, Panic Monster, Pomodoro.
Click Click, 3, 2, 1, start…! (Pomodoro)
I have loads of work, tasks and pending list of last week. I have to complete this Online Course today, whatever it takes. I was late last week with my attachments left on PW in a hurry. I’ll consider it this time; I won’t make a mistake too.
Wait, what? Dear, you alone going to write the PW through submission, poor you! You have to write the stuff you said. Okay! but let’s have some energy first. You are tired already.
Tik Tik Tik…
What, 10 minutes passed already and I haven’t opened my file yet. Hurry AZ!
WhatsApp Notification: 61 texts!
Check it out girl, lots of people asking about what your new project is about…
Half time has passed…
WhatsApp call by a friend lasting for 4:24 minutes!
No more distractions now, online course-1 complete now PWs and writing my reflection blogs…
But you have last few minutes & I’m not optimistic, you know!
Relax man! Time limits don’t bind you, sleep for half an hour and be back for the rest of time…
SILENCING NOISES & SELF_CHATTER:
Half of the tasks accomplished. Now last half. All done. Yes! This is what breaking the procrastination is about. Gratification monkey is an imaginary figure present with all procrastinators in their minds, responsible for delaying tasks for no reason or say mere temporary pleasure. Panic Monster is another imaginary figure responsible for creating chaos in mind & reminding time limitations. Pomodoro is the timer. If Pomodoro is set with the daily tasks list and carried out without wasting any further time in rethinking the planned list, smaller goals: the daily to-do list can be carried out. As soon as I silenced the inner chatter (dialogue with gratitude monkey & panic monster), set the timer and placed the to-do list, I was able to complete my tasks efficiently and in time. I was left with more time after completion.
The Method I Applied:
Working on task undistracted for 25 minutes first, took 5 minutes of break. Back to work and this time for half an hour, 10 minutes break. Back to work and for longer time and after that 5 minutes increase in break.
As a conclusion, much tasks accomplished. I found spare time after that for my hobbies and tasks completion was efficient. Lesser to no distractions led full concentration towards the work. Try this technique named: “eat the frog with Pomodoro” i.e., breaking procrastination with setting timer on task assigned. Hope you enjoyed the experimental reflection. Stay tuned for more content 😊