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  1. Brianna Shade
    June 8, 2018 @ 10:54 am

    I totally do the Pomodoro technique! Although mine are hour-long stints. My Fitbit automatically buzzes at me to move 10 minutes before the top of the hour, so I work for the 50 minutes on one task until that buzzes, get up, stretch, walk around a bit, and then sit down for the next task – something DIFFERENT from what I was working on, even if I wasn’t finished. It kills me to abandon the first task, but at the end of the day, I feel like I’ve gotten so much more done, even if I haven’t completely finished any one of them. Instead, I’ll have 5 tasks 75% completed (and easy enough to wrap up the next day) instead of the previous 2 tasks 100% completed. It’s a difficult mindset to accept, but it’s so worth it 🙂

    I also live by the app Todoist. It’s just a todo list that lets me set due dates, categories, and – most importantly – priorities. Each day, I know exactly what I need to work on first, and if I think of something new, I just insert it into my list where appropriate and don’t give it another thought (until it comes up in my queue :)).

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    • Catherine
      June 8, 2018 @ 11:45 am

      Great tips, Brianna! Thank you! I like to try different things with the Pomodoro technique as well. When I’m editing, I set a timer for 45 minutes and then take a 5-minute break. I usually go back to the same task again. Next time, I might try your technique and switch to another task!

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  2. Ilana
    June 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am

    Really helpful article – I definitely need to get more organized with my time, especially since I’m blogging as a side hustle 🙂

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