One of the frustrations that many bloggers have is being unable to write a blog posts quickly. So today I want to share with you a totally free tool that can help you really focus on those tasks you need to do to grow your business. This tool won’t just help you with writing your blog but with all aspects of your marketing and just getting more stuff done.
Maybe you’re struggling right now to get everything done in the time you have. Perhaps you’re a part-time online marketer, working all day and then coming home and not being able to start your marketing until the evening when your kids have gone to bed. Or maybe like so many people you just have so many tasks to do; you just need a way to help break all the tasks down.
The principles of the tool I’m about to share with you are based on the pomodoro technique. A time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25-minute intervals called “pomodori from the Italian word for Tomato and is based on the tomato shaped kitchen timer. It’s based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve a person’s mental agility.
The pomodoro process is about selecting a task and then setting 25 minutes of time to focus on the task and to get the task completed. When those 25 minutes are complete you should have a 5 minute break. When you have completed 25 minutes – you will need to reassess where you are with that task before starting the clock over. This technique helps you to get rid of all the other distractions like email, phone calls and social media notifications.
The tool I use is called Focus Booster and it’s totally free to use and download. The Focus Booster software is updated regularly and you can either choose to download it to your desktop or you can use an online version of the same tool.
Whenever I am about to start a blog post I open the Focus Booster app and click the start button for the 25 minutes to count down. After the 25 minutes is up, there is a buzzer and you then get a 5 minute break. Then when your 5 minute break is up you will be notified and you can start over with your next 25 minutes of focused work.
25 minutes, might not seem like a long time, but you will be amazed how many tasks you can actually get done in a short space of time when you just focus. 25 minutes is ample time to complete blog post, or write an email to your list or do some other form of marketing.
Let me know whether you have used Focus Booster or the Pomodoro technique before and what you have used it for? And if you have any other time saving tips to get your blog posts done, let me know in the comments below.
What’s your best way to find inspiration for your next blog post? Have you got any good ways to get your brain cells buzzing? Please comment and share this post if you have found it useful.
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