We all love cake but sometimes baking it can seem overwhelming especially when you look at the picture of how it’s supposed to look when its finished. When you are overwhelmed we tend to put things off and say we will do them later or tomorrow.
Cake can actually help you get things done.
The reality is that you do feel better once the cake has been baked when you have finished result that you saw pictured in the recipe.
Sometimes tasks feel too much that you put them off because you are overwhelmed. You are not sure where to start so you tell yourself that can do it later. But the reality is that you don’t, even though you know that you will feel so much better once it’s done.
Just like cake, when you have the recipe and the ingredients you know what to do. Yes, is overwhelming when you see the picture of the exquisite cake and you do tend to wonder if you will ever be able to do that but you are up for the challenge. Once you start measuring the ingredients and follow the method it’s not as difficult as you once thought.
So what is the recipe for overcoming procrastination? Its called the Pomodoro, the Italian word for tomato as the original kitchen timers were tomato shaped.
- Decided what task you would like to complete
- Decide on your small reward from completing the task
- Set your timer for 25 min
Ensure that you are in an environment where you can focus on the task at hand. Start the timer and begin your task. It is helpful to have a notebook and pen next to you to write down the distracting tasks that pop into your head when you first start. Don’t like them worry you, make a note of them and continue with your task. Once your 25 min is up, enjoy your reward.
You will find that your original overwhelming task is becoming easier and that you will feel a sense of achievement once you complete your first 25min session and enjoy your reward. Just like baking your cake and eating it.