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The Pomodoro Technique

Overcome procrastination and get work done.

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s.
It has since become one of the most popular productivity systems in the world, and it's easy to see why:
it's simple, flexible, and effective.

How the Pomodoro Technique Works

The Pomodoro Technique involves breaking down work into 25 minute periods, separated by short breaks. For example, you might work for 25 minutes on tasks A, B, and C, then take a 5 minute break to review your progress before continuing with task D. Each Pomodoro should be long enough to allow for focused work, but short enough to allow for breaks between periods of activity.

Pomodoro Steps

1. Decide on the task you want to accomplish.

2. Start the timer for 25 minutes. This is the length of a single Pomodoro.

3. Work on the task until the timer goes off.

4. When the timer goes off, take a short break (usually 5 minutes) to rest and recharge.

5. After four Pomodoros, take a longer break (usually 20-30 minutes) to further rest and recharge.

6. Repeat the process until the task is complete.

Goalify Defaults

By default, Pomodoro sessions will last 25 minutes.
After completing a pomodoro, you'll get a 5 minute break.
After the 4th completed Pomodoro, you'll get a longer break of 25 minutes.
Click the Settings button to customize your session length.

Setting session length

The length of your pomodoros will depend on what kind of work you're doing and how long it takes to complete tasks. If you are writing code, for example, it may take longer than if you were answering emails or making phone calls. However, as a general rule of thumb, try to keep them between 20 and 45 minutes long so that they don't become too taxing or boring.