A Simple Formula That Helps You Do Twice the Work in Half the Time
But getting work completed doesn’t have to be as painful as pushing through when you’re tired. There are techniques you can use to make the process easier.
In fact, Fokasu can help you get twice as much work done in half the time. Let me show you how…
The 52/17 formula
Fokasu is an online clock that displays a countdown from 52 minutes, followed by a 17 minute break. But you don’t need to watch the screen. As break time draws near, upbeat music plays to let you know it’s time for a rest.
It’s completely free to use and no sign-up is required.
According to statistics, from data monitoring website Desk Time, people are most productive when they work for 52 minutes on, then 17 minutes off.
Studies also show that working using an interval method is the most effective way to get tasks done. Taking regular breaks keeps your mind fresh, meaning you can focus better, for longer.
Fokasu just keeps track of this method for you.
Why is this schedule different?
There are other productivity formulas. For example, the Pomodoro Technique (or The Tomato Tactic as Mike calls it!) subscribes to the idea that you work best when using a series of 25 minute intervals.
However, the 52/17 schedule takes it to another level.
According to Desk Time, the reason you’re so productive when using this method is because your mind treats each time slot as a ‘sprint’. You’re able to work harder and faster, because you know (even on an unconscious level) it’s only for a short amount of time.
Plus, the 17 minutes gives the brain time to rest completely. You’re not constantly checking your email every five minutes or quickly browsing Facebook. So when break time is up, you’re genuinely refreshed and ready to get back to work.
The 52/17 formula can help you get twice as much work done in half the time!