The memory of all human beings is infinite and there is no restriction to the capabilities of memory. Discover the enchantment energy of the brain of your child by following this Pomodoro Technique of time-management to study more efficiently and effectively. Students are not taught this technique in school but it is tried and tested and has given sure shot positive results. It is not only effective for students but also for adults who continuously work for eight to ten hours per day.
Good study habits and these proven study techniques can push your child a grade higher and give him an extra edge above all by learning more in less time. Parents can help children during their schooling years to follow the Pomodoro Technique and it will help them whole life.
Time management is self-management which is a difficult skill as it needs discipline. But once learned, it gives startling results. It is the most clichéd statement that is used every day by most of us ‘I could not do this as I could not find time’. It is important to understand how much time do we have and how we spend that time.
Hours Left for Studies
Let us do a simple calculation to calculate the time spent by a child in school. This is just an example, on an average a student may be spending approximate 8 hours for school.
School time – 6 hours
Getting ready to go (bath and morning activities) – 1.5 hours
Travelling (going and coming) – 1 hour
Sleep – 8 hours
Eating (breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner) – 2.5 hours
Out of 24 hours in a day, 19 hours are for school, sleep and eating. Now only 5 hours are left free, out of these 5 hours a child spends 2 hours for entertainment and other health-related or physical activities. Finally, he got 3 hours in a day to study.
Now, these 3 hours should be devoted to studies without any distraction and getting bored. Make these hours most effective and productive by following the Pomodoro Technique.
Origin of Pomodoro Technique
Pomodoro Technique is a way to increase productivity. This time management technique to do more in less time was developed by Francesco Cirillo in late 1980s. He used a tomato-shaped kitchen timer as a university student to track his work. Pomodoro is an Italian word used for ‘tomato’ and thus he named this technique after this timer.
How Pomodoro Technique Works
- Set a timer for 25 minutes (“a Pomodoro”) and start the work.
- Then take a 5 minutes break.
- Reset the timer and work for another Pomodoro (25 minutes).
- Work for 4 Pomodoro sessions.
- After 4 sessions, take a longer break of 20 to 30 minutes.
- Get back to the work after a long break and repeat from the first step.
Bonus Tip: Avoid watching TV or use screen during the 5 minutes break. Instead, walk or stretch yourself, do deep breathing, close your eyes to relax, listen to soft music or just have a quick healthy drink, snack, fruit or salad. Keep drinking water while studying as it gives direct oxygen to the brain.
Benefits of Pomodoro Technique
- It improves focus and concentration level.
- Increase in productivity.
- You feel less stressed and less exerted.
- Keeps you fresh and rejuvenates you during each break.
- Easy to follow.
- Balances quality and quantity.
- More output in less time.
- Helps in brain development.
I hope this Pomodoro technique would encourage time-management in your child. Have any new tips that worked for you and your child? Please share them with us in the comments section below.
Wish you a very Happy and Wonderful Parenting!