Revisiting the pomodoro technique

By James Hayton,
November 12, 2018

Set a timer for 25 minutes. Work on just one thing for those 25 minutes, then take a 5 minute break. After 4 rounds, take a longer break. When I first tried the pomodoro technique back in 2010, I loved it for its simplicity and effectiveness.Since then, I've often used timers to help myself focus; it's always easier to keep going when you know how much time you have left. Usually, I've done bursts of 40-45 minutes, but over the last few weeks I've revisited the original 25:5 formula.I've found that;

But the pomodoro technique on its own is not enough...

Try it out and let me know what you think in the comments below!

External references:
The pomodoro technique
I'm currently using the Flat Tomato timer app and Cold Turkey to block internet distractions.
See also:
Procrastination hack: Get to zero

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