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