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Making Time To Do What we Really Need To Do

Posted on | November 8, 2013 | By David Linn | 5 Comments

Time is a critical factor in the lives of observant and growth oriented Jews. Can’t talk, I’m late for Shul. 5 minutes to candlelighting! Last time for shema is 8:43. Gotta find time to learn. Sometimes, I feel like I’m constantly on the go. The fact that we generally have more responsibilities and time constraints than others makes time management that much more important.

Over the past few years, Mark and I have been employing a simple time management and time focusing technique that, quite simply, helps you get a hold of time and use it more efficiently. It is called The Pomodoro Technique. Pomodoro means tomato in Italian and is derived from the fact that the inventor of the method, Francesco Cerillo, used a traditional kitchen timer, shaped like a tomato as the timekeeper for his technique.

The great thing about the technique is that it is simple to effectuate and does not require any fancy tools or manuals. In fact, all you really need is a Pomodoro or some other accurate timer that counts down.

Mark and I have benefited so much from the technique that we chose to share it through a free video on Brevedy. Take just 2.5 minutes out of your busy schedule to watch the video and see how a tomato can change your life. Just imagine working more efficiently so that you have more time to learn, spend with family or friends or recharge your batteries.

Check out the video and let us know what you think.

Comments

5 Responses to “Making Time To Do What we Really Need To Do”

  1. David_L
    November 8th, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    Do you know of any reason why the video won’t play using Firefox on Ubuntu?

  2. Mark Frankel
    November 8th, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    Google: Vimeo Firefox on Ubuntu

  3. David_L
    November 9th, 2013 @ 8:04 pm

    Thanks, Mark. Based on those results, I solved the problem by white-listing vimeo.com in the Firefox add-on Flashblock’s preferences.

  4. David_L
    November 19th, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

    For the last few days, I’ve used this technique for Torah study and Daf Yomi, and have found it very helpful.

  5. Mark Frankel
    November 19th, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    David_L, good to hear!

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