It's called the Pomodoro Technique. It is all about maintaining focus on a task. Developed by Francesco Cirillo, the Pomodoro Technique requires that you work on a project for 25 uninterrupted minutes, then take a short break (5 - 10 minutes), then work for another 25 minute block and then another break and so on until you have completed four 25-minute cycles. After four cycles, you take a longer break of 20 to 30 minutes to relax your mind. It is a simple yet effective idea. Twenty-five minutes of focused attention: no Facebook, no mobile phone, no television, just work.
The word “pomodoro” is Italian for tomato and the name of the technique comes from those old-fashioned tomato-shaped kitchen timers. Set an old school timer or the timer on your phone for 25 minutes, and get to work! You can also find timers online, such as the one I use at www.tomato-timer.com.
What strategy do you use to stay focused on one task at a time? Share in the comments!