Eat that Frog with a Pomodoro

A Personal Journey to Overcome Procrastination and Boost Focus

Muhammad Abdullah Arif
2 min readSep 1, 2023


Overcoming Procrastination with the Pomodoro Technique

Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique is a proven method to combat procrastination effectively.

My Experience with the Pomodoro Technique

As I embarked on learning a new skill, such as the resume course I’m currently tackling through Amal, I couldn’t help but wonder:

Challenges in Maintaining Focus

Was maintaining focus during the activity a struggle for you too? At times, I found it rather challenging.

Did this technique surprise you with its effectiveness? For me, it exceeded my expectations, and I even rewarded myself with a friendly chat session with a friend — a well-deserved accomplishment, in my book.

Looking ahead, I’m contemplating making the Pomodoro Technique a regular part of my routine. However, I do acknowledge the need for improvement. I must limit my accomplishment breaks to no more than 10 minutes to enhance productivity further.

Making the Pomodoro Technique a Habit

Let me share a glimpse of my Pomodoro journey on Thursday, August 31, 2023, starting at 12 pm. I marked my achievements with asterisks (*) and took 10-minute breaks after each 25-minute work session. If a distraction surfaced, I promptly noted it.

Tracking Progress: My Pomodoro Journey

Day Progress: Thursday

  • 12 pm — Resume Course
  • Break (20 min)
  • Distraction
  • Break (30 min)

At the end of the day, my productivity had soared.

Day Start: Friday

  • 12 pm — Resume Course
  • Break (10 min)
  • Break (10 min)
  • Distraction
  • Break (45 min)
  • End of the course, finally

By following this structured approach, I have made significant strides in conquering procrastination. The Pomodoro Technique has proven to be a valuable tool in my journey toward enhanced productivity and focus.

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Muhammad Abdullah Arif

Python developer. The facts are the facts but opinions are my own.