Katie's Diary

Struggles of a girl during her first month at work

Hello, this is Katie.
I have
recently started working as a Project Manager in Kansas City.
Feeling like a typical office person, I would like to share my experiences and maybe a few tips that I learn along the way.

katie_pomodoro

 

Beginnings are tough

It’s been a month since I started a new job. I've always wanted to be a PM. The one who has to be creative and practical at the same time. Educated and experienced for the position, I jumped at the opportunity.

My job is great and I really love my team! However, I might have overestimated myself a little bit.

I set some serious goals for myself, as I wanted to impress the new boss. I think I bit off more than I could chew. My team puts in serious hours every day, while I find myself tired and unfocussed already before lunchtime! But it's not just the amount of time they can spend here that leaves me in awe, it's their efficiency!

I was lamenting to a friend of mine over beer about my troubles. As I looked out over downtown K.C., my best friend assured me that I was not alone in this. My friend has actually given me an interesting tip. She asked whether I have ever heard of -

 

The Pomodoro technique

It comes from the Italian word for tomato, after a tomato-shaped kitchen timer. The guy who came up with this was called Francesco Cirillo. He had real problems concentrating for long periods of time. That was a bit of a problem when he needed to study for his finals. I assume that after cleaning his dorm, having a snack, scrolling through his Facebook - wait, it was in the 1980s - scrolling through his...mail box, he grabbed his roommate's tomato-shaped kitchen timer and experienced his true Eureka moment.

It works like this:

pomodoro

 

I’m trying it now. Well, let’s see if it helps! Stay tuned.

 

Yours

Katie

 

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27. 6. 2018
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