Sunday, 1 April 2018

Pomodoro concentration technique

The Pomodoro Technique is a simple and effective way to help concentrate on tasks for intense bursts of time. It's named after the tomato (‘pomodoro' in Italian) shaped kitchen timer the technique’s inventor used.

The average concentration span has seen a steep decrease in recent years with many studies citing the constant distraction of mobile phones, skim reading social media, mindlessly browsing the web and flicking through TV channels. Our brains are evolutionarily programmed to seek stimulus but our ability to filter out irrelevant stimuli and engage with, process and absorb information is on a downward trajectory due to the high volume of low-value input.