A friend of mine once asked me: “When you felt the best in your life, what were you doing?”
It was years ago and I couldn’t answer then. But the question stayed with me and has popped up out of nowhere many times.
Yesterday, I started using the Pomodoro technique again. A few short 25-minute bursts of focus a day, that’s all. Two days in, I’m in my best mental shape in months.
I feel like I can solve any problem, which in turn makes me feel relaxed and in control. I realize now that I’ve felt this way every time I go into focused-thinking mode. And that the Pomodoro technique is my personal shortcut to it.
It seems I can’t answer my friend’s question in one sentence. Instead, I need to slowly connect the pieces to build the whole picture.
And why not? Who says we need to have the answers right away? Or that such questions are simple to answer?