What is the pomodoro technique?

April 6th, 2020

The origin

Invented by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s and inpsired by the classic tomato timer, pomodoro timing is enjoying its "fun 40s"

What is it?

Pomorodo timing is a time management technique built from the practice of breaking your workday into small, manageable sprints (with mandatory breaks in between!)

The steps:

  1. Decide on the task(s) to be done and write them down
  2. Set your timer
  3. Work on a the decided task in small sprints (20-25 min)
  4. Physically check off your sprint completion
  5. Take your well deserved break (3-5 min)
  6. Rinse and repeat, taking a longer break after a few sprints (10-20 min)

Why pomodoro?

  • Break down tasks into bite size pieces
  • Track progress
  • A feeling of accomplishment when you check off your tasks
  • Creates a clear separation between work time and the rest of your day

-Davis Franklin