Pomodoro Pt 2

Hello readers!

If you followed my previous Pomodoro entry, you’d be aware of the personal challenge I set aside for myself, as well as anyone interested, to follow. It has been a week and few days, at the time of writing, since I’ve written and am here to report.

 So what happened!?

The first day during the first week went pretty well. I’d done my Pomodoro exercise and gotten back into my producing “mojo”. It was fun and inspiring, but had not turned out quite how I expected.

The second, day after playing some basketball, I got home with a finger sprain, which initially hindered my progress. A reasonable excuse…or so I’d like to believe. By the fourth day however, I went back to my regular non motivating routine.

That’s unfortunate.

It extended well into days 5 and 6, with a struggle on the sixth day. I did at least attempt though, but the procrastination did not end there. I even completely missed my entry which would have been this one….If I wrote it in time.

None the less, closer to the end of the second week I decided to dig into an ‘old bag’ and found a site which hosts remix competitions. I used this as a tool to get me working and keep a bit of interest.

Back on the horse!

This week has been one of those weeks full of motivation. I completed my remix, full story here, and over the weekend, managed to make this site look and function even better. www.honeypeadigital.com Check it out! It’s a work in progress, but progress in huge steps. I will continue my challenge for July too see what more I can accomplish.

Until next time.

JasonM

Did any of you attempt it? How did it go for you? If you haven’t and you are looking for that bit of motivation, why not give it a shot. Let me know what you think in the comments area.

Pomodoro timer

Pomodoro Pt 1: ‘What it all boils down to’…and what not.

Hello readers! I recently read a blog entry by Lydia Ravenhall, stating the difficulties with staying focused on doing what she loves. Basically put, I felt like this had been a very isolating issue for me, especially looking around and seeing my friends who seemed “less fortunate” than I, moving forward with their lives. Don’t get me wrong though, I am not comparing their lives to mine, but my progress to my goals based on my capabilities.

What does this mean?

I will be starting back from step one into my music production, due to the major lack of motivation, and developing my skills and self discipline through the use of “pomodoro”.

Pomodoro Technique

“The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks.”

-Wikipedia

I first heard of this term late last year during a training called ”Learning how to learn” which I participated in. It seemed very interesting at the time but I haven’t really put it into use with my music.

 …and action!

During the next week, I will be using this technique and I will provide an update on how it goes. Maybe by then I’ll at least have an incomplete piece of music to share.

JasonM

You can also join me on this quest. Share your progress and let us know how it goes.