In the Pomodoro Technique for productivity, you work for 25 minutes, take a 5-minute break, and repeat. (After two hours, you take a longer break.) You can use a kitchen timer, your phone, or a specialised app.
In the Popodoro technique, instead of a timer, you use music – like the new Spotify playlist from Popjustice.
Popjustice’s “Popodoro Technique” playlist alternates between long electronic and ambient tracks from Brian Eno, and hits by British pop group Girls Aloud. You work while you hear Eno, you do whatever else you want while you hear Girls Aloud.
You can make your own Popodoro Technique by sticking some distracting singles between tracks of your favourite productivity music. At Lifehacker, we like the soundtracks to Stranger Things 2 and the video game Celeste. Lately I’ve been working to Kaada’s quiet electronic album Closing Statements. Break up your album with, say, every track of Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer, and buddy, you’ve got a to-do going.