The Pomodoro Method: How to Boost Your Productivity with Tomato Timers

Feeling unproductive at work? The Pomodoro Technique may be just what you need to turn things around…

What is the Pomodoro Technique?

  1. Choose a task you want to work on.
  2. Set a timer for 25 minutes.
  3. Work on the task until the timer goes off.
  4. Take a short break (usually 5 minutes).
  5. Repeat this process four times, then take a longer break (usually 15–30 minutes).

How long is a Pomodoro break?

What should I do during Pomodoro breaks?

Example schedule

  • 9:00 am: Pomodoro 1
  • 9:25 am: Break
  • 9:30 am: Pomodoro 2
  • 9:55 am: Break
  • 10:00 am: Pomodoro 3
  • 10:25 am: Break
  • 10:30 am: Pomodoro 4
  • 10:55 am: Long break
  • 11:30 am: Pomodoro 1
  • 11:35 pm: Break
  • Etc…
Pomodoro technique inforgraphic

Theory behind it


The 52/17 Method

The 90-Minute Method

The Time Blocking Method

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