In class today, my lecturer (or professor) spoke to us about a time management technique. It made to happy to hear her tell us about it, because my mama had actually told me that my grandma, my Anmama, used to do it. I just didn't know it had a fancy name and an old history.
The time management trick is was created by Franceso Cirillo in the 80s. An Italian man, he used a kitchen timer shaped like a tomato, or a pomodora, to time himself while he performed tasks with no distraction. You break down work into intervals of 25 minutes (or your choice of time) and then you take a 5 minute break. For those 25 minutes, you clean the house or you write your paper without looking at Facebook, texting, social media, tv, nothing. Then, when the timer goes off, you stop and go talk a 5 minute break. Walk around, chat to someone, get on social media, whatever. Then you do another 25 minutes of work.
It really has helped me to learn how to focus. Eventually, it becomes easier to tell yourself not to get online while writing.
With better time management, we can feel less stress, and more in control, leading to better health.
So, grab a timer, and go try it!