I have been hearing about “the Pomodoro method” for quite some time now and finally decided to try it for myself.
For the uninitiated, Pomodoro is a supposed productivity hack, consisting of 4 25-minute periods of work with 5 minute breaks in between. After 4 25-minute work periods, you then get a long break of 25 minutes. At least, this is the default. You can change the numbers around however you want.
All the apps do is time the intervals for you and sound alarms when time is up. I downloaded the first app that showed up when I searched “Pomodoro” in the App Store and immediately tried it out on the default settings.
This is what I learned:
I’m not sure if I will stick to the Pomodoro Technique. I think it would be useful for people who find themselves distracted a lot, but I resist anything that adds any structure to my day.
I might give it a go for another few days, but it definitely didn’t change my life.
Aspiring Dog Parent