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The Pomodoro Technique (E2 Bonus Track)

 

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by Amber Beam in Podcast
January 4, 2016

In my first Self-Help Crash Test Dummy Experiment (episode 002), I tested planking during TV commercials, using the Pomodoro technique to maintain focus, Pinterest boards filled with baby animals, and reaching out to long lost friends. Today, I share how intervals of focus paired with short, refreshing breaks bring newfound efficiency and effectiveness to your work.

How does the Pomodoro Technique Work:

  1.  Choose a task
  2. Set the Pomodoro timer for 25 minutes (tomato-timer.com, but there’s also Simple Pomodoro for android and Focus Timer for iOS)
  3. Work on the task (and only this task) until the timer goes off
  4. Take a short break (5-10 minutes)
  5. Every four pomodoros (about 2 hours) take a longer break (15-25 minutes). Don’t skip this! It’s absolutely necessary to rest your mind!

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