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Jul 06, 2019 21:09:48

Pomodoro Timer is my life saver

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Pomodoro Timer is my life saver.


For many years, the Pomodoro technique was a legend for me. I thought only the most disciplined one is capable of handling it, but it's my daily routine now.

There are others on 200 WAD has written about their experience of Pomodoro, it's not suitable for everyone actually. 

"25 minutes are too short to do anything." I have heard most people said so.

However, the key of the Pomodoro Timer is to learning to break while focusing on one long term goal, other than interrupting your attention when you don't want to break.


When everything goes smoothly, it's hard to stop; when everything sucks, it's even harder to stop. Unfortunately, I am often trapped in later situation.

Each 25-minute session is such a mini step of the long path to the destination that avoids me getting quickly lost in the wrong direction. 

When my computer screen becomes darker counting down 5 minutes to break, I stand up in seconds stretching, drinking, walking, rolling eyes to relax.

Then there would be aha moments like bubbles springing out of the corner from my mind, for example, "I could use this to ...", "Tomorrow I should take ... ", "write down this ...", because it's time for them to breath fresh air after even 25-minute density.



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    @5plus6 - I like the gem of learning how to break.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 06, 2019 07:43:55
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      @brianball Each short break is a chance to make choices: is the past session helpful for the big goal of today? If not, stop and change mind at next session; if yes, how to improve a little? So each 25 minutes accelerate the iteration of getting things done.

      I used to sitting all day being busy but nothing achieved, Pomodoro helps me reduce such unavoidable process into 25 minutes other than a whole day. A time saver, too.

      Plus, I think my ideas are always more clearer in the reply than the post 😂

      5plus6 avatar 5plus6 | Jul 07, 2019 00:34:20
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      @brianball This tweet from James Clear explains more clearly about why need to break.

      "You cannot sustain attention. You can only repeatedly bring your attention back to the same thing.

      This is one reason breaking a task into chunks can be helpful. Each chunk gives you something 'new' to focus on while remaining committed to the same old task."

      5plus6 avatar 5plus6 | Jul 12, 2019 14:39:06
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