The Pomodoro Technique
This is a fabulous time management technique developed by Francesco Cirillo. Use a timer and work in 25-minute intervals and follow it with a short break. Using this technique regularly can improve focus, productivity and reduce stress levels.
Others prefer to work in longer blocks, so use the same concept with 90-minute sessions and 15-minute breaks. The key to success with these work and break blocks is to really switch off at break time.
Even if it is a game on your computer or doing a few pieces of a puzzle, immerse yourself in something that really allows you to switch away from work and into a form of joy for the mind.
ROUTINES AND SCHEDULED TIME BLOCKS
During the week it is beneficial to put routines in place and block out time to focus on wellbeing including good rest, good sleep, eating well, exercising and paying attention when we socialise.
Come up with a plan, set ‘office hours’ and stick to them. If something urgent or outside hours comes up, deal with it but take notes and leave the rest for tomorrow. Dedicate your free time to disengaging and downtime.