Create an Oasis of Serenity in the Midst of Chaos
The Pomodoro Technique
List tasks that need to be completed
You can choose one large task or multiple small tasks. As long as you are willing to give your undivided attention to the tasks. Preferably in sequential order.
Work for 25 min (a Pomodoro)
Make sure to focus on the tasks you've listed. It's very important to keep this time distraction free. Whether that be from your phone, email, or other people.
Check off any completed tasks
After a successful Pomodoro check off any completed tasks. This may seem like a small step, but it creates a feeling of accomplishment. Which is vital to productivity.
Take a short break (5 min)
Do whatever you feel like during this time away from your work. This will give your brain a rest which thus preparing you for the next Pomodoro.
Repeat the process
The steps up until this point aren't truly effective unless they are repeated multiple times. Once a pattern is created the true power of this technique is revealed.
After 4 times take a longer break
Even with the shorter breaks your brain can still get bogged down with whatever tasks you are working on. Make this time truly restful and mindless.