Making a lifetime
The Pomodoro technique, have you tried it? Twenty-five minutes dedicated to the task of your choice, a five minute break, repeat. All day.
Sounds easy, right? It’s hard! But with time slowed down during a pandemic, I’m practicing and I learned a few things that helped me, and might help you, too.
Pomodoro, means tomato in Italian. Tomato?—doesn’t work for me. I call this process MomoDo, which means to me: doing moments, which is the action.
Here’s five ways to get good at your moments:
- Focus on what you intend to accomplish.
- Bite-size it (as close to a 25 minute bite as you can, you get good at this with time).
- Take 30 seconds, breathe deeply, and step in with the intention on your mind—feels like a dare!
- Stay with it until ‘ding’ (I use the premium version of the momentum app with google chrome). Stay with it—no email checking, no phone peek.
- Enjoy five minutes of recharge (coming soon: idea cards I use for 5 minute breaks).
Turns out that twenty-five minutes is a lot of time!
I’ve enjoyed thinking about the five minute chunks as a little bonus: get moving, get inspired, laugh, connect. I created cards that I keep in a beautiful card holder, and I choose the day’s breaks ahead of time. Having a visual reminder of my break keeps me on track.
Memento: When you make the most of your life’s time, you are building a remarkable lifetime.