Stay in flow by using this timer
Do have a hard time staying focused and productive at work? Do you spend the whole day "multi-tasking" and look back on it only to realize you've accomplished nothing?
Yea, happens to me too.
I find that I'm most effective when concentrating on a single task for a set duration of time. Something not too long; say around 25 minutes. Then I take a break (5 min) and get back to it with another 25 minute sprint. Basically HIIT for productivity.
It's called timeboxing, but I found my way to the method through The Pomodoro Technique® (a little more on that later).
The principle is simple. Which, as Bruce Lee would teach us, means it's probably effective:
Work Sprint -> Short Break -> Work Sprint -> Short Break -> Work Sprint -> Long Break
That's three work sessions followed by a longer break. My timer help you automate this progression and allows you to customize the length of both your work session and your break sessions.
Basically, the flow timer (timer.flowathletics.com) takes the hard work out of working smart.
And there's one big bonus - instead of being treated to an annoying buzzer at the end of your work/break session, you hear one of my personally collected Bruce Lee sayings instead. Just a little bit of extra motivation to stay in flow.