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Sometimes, you want to be alone, but your coworkers, pets, or kids won’t go away. Goodbye, productivity. Thankfully, there are plenty of techniques you can use to carve out a little bubble of comfort for yourself when you’re trying to burn through all the items on your to-do list.

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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.

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If you’re looking for ways to be a bit more productive, the Pomodoro technique can be a good place to start. The technique, which was developed in the early 90s by developer Francesco Cirillo, involves breaking down large tasks into short, timed intervals. Cirillo called those intervals Pomodoros, in part because he timed them out using a kitchen timer that looked like a tomato.

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It's the start of the work year (January doesn't really count) and you promised yourself that you'd be more productive. But you quickly find yourself getting distracted by Facebook and cat videos on YouTube.

It's okay, we've all fallen into this trap. But it IS possible to change the way you tackle work, and it takes less than 30 minutes. It's time to introduce your brain to the Pomodoro Technique.