Focus on a task, but take frequent breaks. Although some managers think working on something for hours (plus overtime) equals productivity, the reality is that working with no breaks will simply tire you out. You work more hours, but after a while the quality of your work suffers and you get less things done.
Don’t forget that it’s not how long you work that’s important, it’s how much of the important stuff you accomplish and how well you accomplish them. So how can you improve your productivity at work (or at school)? Try using the good old Pomodoro technique made by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s. Here’s how you can use that simple method to become more effective.