Pomodoro  – here’s how it works:

1. Start each day by making a log of things you need to do.

2. Tackle each task in 25-minute intervals (pomodoros).

3. When a pomodoro is over, mark an X on the log next to the item you are working on

4. Then take a 3-5 minute break.

The goal is to increase productivity and decrease distractions when you’re working.

When you cut out running errands, talking on the phone, surfing the Internet or other things that distract you, you’ll get a lot more done and be able to make more money.

This technique may sound simple, but give it a shot. It’s quick and easy to get started, but true mastery takes 7-20 days of constant use.  The Pomodoro Technique was developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s, based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility.

Resilience.  Use the following tricks to help when things get tough:

1. Take 3 deeps breaths

2. Talk to someone

3. Do something fun

How do we “bounce back” when things don’t go our way? Some handy tips that may help you develop resilience skills or help your student are:

– Accept that it is normal and healthy to experience negative emotions.

1. Encourage your student to talk about these feelings.

2. Encourage your student to use self-talk when they are upset or angry i.e “calm down” and “take 3 deep breaths”.

3. Model positive self-talk when experiencing a bad situation i.e this isn’t so bad, it won’t last forever.

4. Suggest a few fun things your student can do when he/she feels upset.