If you struggle with getting focused and getting “in the zone”, the Pomodoro technique could be the answer.
Developed back in the late 1980’s by Francesco Crillo, it gets it name from the kitsch tomato shaped kitchen timers that you may remember (or even still have in your kitchen!). Pomodoro is Italian for Tomato by the way 🙂

A classic Pomodoro timer

The basic principle is to set a timer for 25 minutes and work on your project solidly for those 25 minutes, then take a 5 minute break and start your next 25 minute focused session.

After 4 sessions you take a longer 15-30 minute break, then start the process again.
You can record your progress using a multitude of apps that are designed around the idea or simple ticks on a sheet of paper will be just as effective (and possible even more satisfying as you see the ticks build up).

25 minutes is the optimum time that your brain can focus on a task, so you’ll be getting laser focused work done and will see your productivity soar!

It really does work and is such a simple way to get into the zone. Try it today and let me know how you get on!