The age of being a proud multi-tasker has come and gone! Brain function and task efficiency research shows that multi-tasking and being open to interruption makes tasks take longer and produces lower quality results. For effective professional productivity you need to focus.
The Pomodoro Technique is simple to apply and helps you focus on a single-task so you work better and faster. Newsweek listed it as one of the best ways to “Get Smarter in 2012.” The Lifehacker community voted it as the “Most Popular Productivity Method.”
I personally try to start each morning with three Pomodoro cycles focused on tasks with strategic impact.
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