The Pomodoro technique is our new favorite time management technique. Our friend Fabian Hemmert suggested we check it out when we met him in Austin for SXSW and a few weeks later our friend Devi Brunson recommended it. Funnily enough, this technique is something we named timeboxing back in the early days of Timetank. Btw, check out Fabian’s awesome TedTalk at TedxBerlin on the shape-shifting future of the mobile phone here.
So, how does the pomodoro technique work?
1. Choose a task to be accomplished 2. Set the your Mutewatch to 25 minutes 3. Work on the task until your Mutewatch vibrates then put a check on your sheet of paper 4. Take a short break (5 minutes is OK) 5. Every four Pomodoros take a longer break.
Each set of 25 minutes of work + 5 minutes break (also called a “pomodoro slice”) makes up half an hour making it super easy to plan your day. Genius!
Read more at www.pomodorotechnique.com.
Ps. This can be done without a Mutewatch too. Just use your kitchen timer. But I tell you, it won’t be half as soothing as a silent vibration going off at your wrist.