The Pomodoro Technique for productivity sounds cool, but you might fall into the same trap I do: you read about setting timers to get work done, and then you research the best Pomodoro timer, and then you go shopping for a physical timer, and then you try out some browser extensions, and…you’ve wasted an hour. But not this time. This time you’ll read this blog post, you’ll click the link, and you’ll immediately get to work.
The Pomodoro Technique works like this:
Set a timer for, say, 25 minutes.
Start working and don’t stop.
When the timer ends, take a 5-minute break.
You can take a longer break every four cycles, but that’s the fundamental method. And as Google expert Ben Collins points out, you can start a Pomodoro cycle with one search:
Simple productivity hack for you:
1) Google the word "timer"
2) Set 10 mins, 30 mins, 1 hour or whatever you need
3) Hit Start
4) Don't do anything else in that period
5) Stop as soon as time is up#Productivity #TuesdayThoughts #TuesdayTips pic.twitter.com/g0XFpXAKo8
— Ben Collins (@benlcollins) May 21, 2019
It’s even easier than that. Google “set timer 25 min” (or click that link) and Google will start counting down.
If you accidentally try to close the tab while the timer is going, your browser will warn you. When the timer runs out, it will beep until you hit stop.
OK, start that timer and get to work!