April 18, 2020
【抗疫日常】Work from home心易散又無效率?
Many people are working from home against the wave of COVID-19. There are two major problems when working at home. First, there are too many distractions around such as the bed, sofa and TV. You may get distracted and find it tempting to give up working. Second, there are too many interferences. Unless you are living alone, there are always other family members at home. If there is a child, the problem is even worse. They always want adults to play with them.
If you want to focus on your work, you can try the Pomodoro Technique. Set a 25-minute working time and a 5-minute rest time as one Pomodoro. List the tasks that need to be processed that day and how many Pomodoros are expected to be completed. Each 25-minute work time should be spent on the planned work, rest when the time is up, and then continue to the work of the next Pomodoro. Someone may concentrate on working for 25 minutes and then reply to emails during the 5 minutes. This will ensure that they can work effectively while maintaining regular contact with other people. If there are kids at home, plan your work first, then schedule their task, game or activity in different Pomodoros, so that adults and kids have their own time and space for activities.
Why is this time management method called Pomodoro Technique? In fact, an Italian, Francesco Cirillo, created this time management method, used a tomato shaped timer to count the time, and the name was set.