I read an article by Chris Winfield posted in Medium Daily Digest – “How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7“. His article Chris examines the use of Pomodoro’s and refers to a 2006 paper written by its creator, Francesco Cirilio, which explained the technique and the psychology behind it.
The Pomodoro Principles:
- Work with time, not against it,
- Eliminate burnout,
- Manage distractions and
- Create a better work/life balance.
As I’m interested in performance and always looking for an edge, I don’t take too much convincing to try something out. I now have BeFocused Pro on my iPhone and I’m working in a 25 minute window to pump out this post. God knows, I’ve wanted to post something in my site for months. OK, a year!
12 minutes 36 seconds remaining until a 5 minute break. Woo hoo! Get this out and that’s two Pomodoro’s this afternoon. I can relax now, 11 minutes to go.
Well, here’s an example of a successful application of a Pomodoro!
Got to go… 9 minutes to Publish and Push. Cheers, Alan.