What is the Pomodoro Technique?
The Pomodoro Technique is a simple time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. By breaking your work down into small sessions, traditionally 25 minutes in length, you can improve your work and study habits so as to be more efficient and productive.
The goal is to conclude as many sessions as possible during your day. It is important that during one session you fully focus on your task and avoid any outside distractions. After each session, take a small break of 5-10 minutes and then start a new work session. After 4 completed sessions, take a longer break. Repeat as much as you can.
How does it work in practice?
1. Start a Playlist or play whatever sound combination that puts you into work mode
2. Set the Timer to 25 minutes and concentrate on your task until the sound stops
3. Take a break of 5 minutes
4. Start another session
5. After 4 sessions, take a longer break of 15-30 minutes
Pro tip: when starting a new work session, simply click “Replay” as that will automatically start timer and sounds together.
Work in Sessions
If you enable “Work in Sessions” the Timer will automatically guide you through sessions and breaks.
You can then customize not just the length of each session but also the length of your short and long break, as well as how many sessions you want to make in total.
If you activate “Auto-Start”, the Timer will automatically run from session to break and from break to session until you’ve concluded all your sessions, without you having to manually activate each session/break.
Under your statistics you will then see how many sessions you’ve completed in a day so to help you analyze your workflow and see on which days you’ve been more productive and on which ones not so much.
The main advantage of this methodology is that it helps you to take frequent breaks, which allow you to recharge your mind and body so to always work with high energy levels and avoid burnout. This can help you also to increase your efficiency and ultimately make you more productive.
This method is highly flexible and can be adapted to many different workflows. Just give it a try, find your own rhythm and improve your process while moving forward.
If you want to know more about why working in sessions is so important and how it helps you to achieve a state of flow, read our blog post “Working in sessions – why it matters and how it works”.
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