I used to be the queen at multi tasking! 20 tabs open and thinking I was super busy and super important because I was super busy...err ok
Then one day I couldn’t get out of bed. I had so many plates spinning at the same time. My plates ended up smashing to the ground with a mighty crash!
It took me to the point of burnout to realise something was up and I needed to make some serious changes, and fast.
Being busy doesn’t mean your efficient OR important OR successful
I now “work” 4.5 days in a job I love
I have time for myself
I have time for my family
I have time for fun
I have time for travel
I have time for my business
I have time for my university masters degree
I’m no longer the swan gliding gracefully but legs going like the clappers underneath
So, how did I design this life where I can do all of this without breaking a sweat?
How did I design a life where I work 1 day a week and do the same amount I used to do in 5 days?
A tomato is a big part of the answer. Yes a tomato changed my life! (Is this my new book title?)
It's a productivity method called the Pomodoro Tomato.
This little beauty helps me put my day into 25 minute batches or segments. You focus on purely on one task for 25 minutes then take a break. Then another task etc.
There's no jumping around and no multi tasking.
Just pure focus on ONE task for 25 minutes (If a task takes you longer then you can batch it into other pomodoro tomato sections).
So why do this?
There's actually a ton of research on the benefits. Including the feeling of actually completing something. You know that feeling when you get to the end of the day and you feel like you've done nothing? This way you absolutely know what you've done. Minutes and hours haven't just drifted into each other
You'll feel calmer, less stressed, you'll have a sense of pride and intentionality around your work.
The biggest benefit is that you'll become at least 50% more productive.
Now that you know how a simple Tomato can vastly improve your productivity, you get the chance to make more choices. You have created more freedom, now it's up to you what you do with it.
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