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Pomodoro Technique

HGPA desktop version:

  1. Decide on the task and create calendar event
  2. Set timer for 25 minutes
  3. Work on the task until the timer rings
  4. Make note in calendar event
  5. If < 4 events in succession (Pomodoro Set):
    • then take short break (5 minutes)
    • else take long break (15–30 minutes)
  6. Goto Step 1


  • Do NOT focus on the task, focus on the time.
  • If a distraction pops into your head, write it down, but immediately get back on task.
  • Tell people to return in x minutes
  • Do not email in first set!


Pomodoro Technique.

Pomodoro Technique. Wikipedia.