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What is the Pomodoro technique?

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. It involves breaking your work into intervals, typically 25 minutes long, called “pomodoros.” Here’s how it works:

1. Choose a task: Select a task you want to focus on.

2. Set a timer: Set a timer for 25 minutes, known as one pomodoro.

3. Work on the task: Concentrate solely on the chosen task until the timer goes off. Avoid any distractions or interruptions during this time.

4. Take a short break: Once the timer rings, take a short break of around 5 minutes. Use this time to stretch, get a drink, or relax briefly.

5. Repeat the cycle: After completing the break, start another pomodoro by resetting the timer for 25 minutes. Work on the task again until the timer finishes.

6. Long breaks: After completing four pomodoros (four work intervals), take a longer break of around 15-30 minutes. This longer break allows you to rest and recharge before starting the next set of pomodoros.

The Pomodoro Technique aims to enhance focus and productivity by breaking work into manageable intervals. It helps you avoid burnout and maintain a balance between work and rest. The technique can be adjusted based on your preferences and the nature of your tasks, but the basic principle of working in focused intervals remains the same.

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