I admire my husband for a number of reasons. Over the last two years, I have watched him work endless hours as he pursues his MD. As he plows through digital flash cards, reviews medical journals, and adds bits of information to the giant white board in our office, I find myself settling into my spot in the room, to dive into the current book on my reading list. Not even two lines into an intriguing autobiography, and my attention is immediately diverted by the simple sound of a new text message. I pick up my phone, respond to the text, and return to my reading. Ten minutes later, I remember that I need to pull ground beef from the freezer for the next night’s stuffed peppers. Moving to the kitchen, I check “Thaw ground beef” from my mental to-do list. Picking up where I left off, I realize I didn’t fully read the entire last paragraph – all thanks to the meat distraction. A few hours later, the Hubs has covered a vast amount of complicated information and I am only a few more pages into a book that I want to finish in the next couple days. Here stands Exhibit A as to how my handsome husband has learned to master the art of hard work, and I still have room to grow!
Ann Voskamp recently shared in her blog, that her family is implementing the Pomodoro Technique. Intrigued by the notion, I watched the brief informational video on the official site. In a nutshell, each Pomodoro serves as 25 minutes of undivided attention and effort devoted to the task at hand.
With eleven days left in my twenties, there is no better time than today to try something new! For the next seven weekdays, Unwritten Adventure is going to get SAUCY!!!* I am committed to publishing something new, created in a 25-minute space that is free from distraction.
*Pomodoro (adj): denoting a sauce made from tomatoes, typically served with pasta.
One Pomodoro down. Many, many more to come!