A single Pomodoro. When I opted out of the virtual life last week I asked people here on the blog, on Twitter and Facebook what should I do for 25 minutes a day, one Pomodoro session, in order to do something different. There were some great suggestions, some frankly weird ones and some, let’s say, interesting ones.
Firstly let’s discount some of the more outlandish ones. So Steve @microedge on Twitter I will not be learning PHP or CSS for example. Why not? I would have to take too many 25 minute sessions to become proficient at something that is much better outsourced to people who do it a lot better than me. Having said that I will be learning a little bit to mess about with stuff on my websites.
Next Stephen Dyer on Facebook. I would love to learn guitar but apart from my blatant lack of talent, every time I start learning I break my wrist doing something else within a week so even if it were third time lucky I cannot tempt fate there, breaking a wrist is just too painful and debilitating. I suspect keyboards would be similar.
To those of you who suggested I do nothing. Great suggestion but doing nothing is absolutely impossible for me I suspect. As evidence I suggest you read this post here.
There were some suggestions for things that would take more than 25 minutes because they require preparation and usually showers and stuff after so they are out. So thanks Toni @haspain on Twitter but the Valencia bike riding Valenbisi is out although I may make a video this week and then run it at ten times speed to see a trip around Valencia by bike so thanks for that one.
My next post will reveal the suggestion I have taken on board and am going to do, but again if you have any last minute suggestions send them in at the end of this post. I could be persuaded to change my mind yet.
- Increase Your Work Efficiency with The Pomodoro Technique (jeffkorhan.com)
- Pomodoro Technique | Project Management Videos Directory (tvprojectmanagement.com)
- Valencia city guide: The perfect break (telegraph.co.uk)
- A Month of the Pomodoro Technique ” Aspirations of a Software Developer (developeraspirations.wordpress.com)