Was improving your time management one of your new goals?
Or, are you trying to manage the numerous tasks that go along with your job search?
The Pomodoro Technique is something that has really worked for me and I’d love to share it with you.
It breaks down very simply – you focus on one task at a time, and you set a timer. Let the timer do the work of keeping you on track so all you have to do is focus on your task! It’s also great in reminding you to take a break and get your blood moving for a few moments, which will also serve the purpose of re-energizing you for your next task.
It really works well – a few friends and I have been applying this to our own task list. If you don’t finish a task – you still move on to something else, and set a time to come back to it later. This is helpful for those “tasks” that never seem to end – LinkedIn updates, company research, working through your email inbox and social media feeds. I’ve found it helps me keep my creative juices flowing and not run stale, when working on writing projects as well. Perhaps the timer taps in to that “works better under pressure” procrastination gene.
So, let me know how that works for you. Using any kitchen timer, or app, or basic alarm will do!