The Pomodoro technique is a widely adopted and highly effective method of getting through your tasks. When it comes to that point when you need to really buckle down and focus, using a Pomodoro helps to eliminate distractions surrounding you because your mind is now fixed on getting through as much as it can before the timer runs out. This is basically tricking your brain into thinking the deadline for your task is only moments away. But even with the clock ticking (and many Pomodoro apps actually making a ticking sound) it can be difficult to truly block out everything that is going on around you.
My memory is terrible. I am constantly being “gently” reminded of things by Mrs Cloud Productivity. Because of this, it is crucial that my memory has a fallback system; something it can lean on when things seem unclear. Through school I was always stronger in the science and mathematics than I was in English or art, tending towards objective thinking over subjective. I was taught that it’s not as important to remember the result as it is to remember how to get to that result. Simply put, remembering one process is much easier than remembering a thousand results, and remembering how to get information is easier than remembering the information itself.