Lesson Learned: I'm More Productive in Shorter Increments of Time
I've found that when I give myself too much time to complete a task — say, two hours — I often stray from the activity at hand and get easily distracted. This can happen with almost anything, whether it's a massive pile of dirty laundry or five articles I have to edit. When I used the Pomodoro Technique, I was becoming more and more productive with each timed work session. Instead of giving myself too big of a time frame, I was actually finishing more in shorter amounts of time.