Learn Your Lines Using The Pomodoro Technique

Actors, have you ever heard of the Pomodoro Technique?  It’s a time based productivity technique that you can use to memorize your lines or breakdown your rehearsals.

What exactly is the Pomodoro Technique?

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method created by Francesco Cirillo.  You can break down your work into 25 minute intervals (longer or shorter depending on your specific needs) and separated by brief breaks.  The intervals are named Pomodoros which in Italian means Tomatoes.  The concept is that with frequent breaks between work, you will be able to achieve better mental focus.

How The Pomodoro Technique Works

Step One – Find out how much effort an activity requires you, by monitoring how many Pomodoros you need in order to accomplish a specific task.

Step Two – Learn to protect your Pomodoro from internal and external distractions.

Step Three – Make accurate estimations for how long each task will take you to complete.

Step Four –  Work. Recap. Review.

Step Five – Set a timetable according to your to do’s.

Step Six – After all objectives have been finished.  Review your entire progress and make adjustments as you meet your goals.


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Joseph Arnone

Joseph Arnone is the founding editor-in-chief of Monologue Blogger. In addition to running MB, Joseph is a filmmaker/producer who has had his films premiere at Festival de Cannes - Court Metrage and Tribeca Cinema's Big Apple Film Festival. He can be reached at Joseph@monologueblogger.com