Monday smile – The Pomodoro Technique

Today’s post is fun and certainly ludique, but I hope it may also be useful to some readers.

The Pomodoro Technique is a way to manage time, developed by the Italian Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s – it took me a while to find out about it ;-).

The technique makes use of a tomato-shaped (pomodoro in Italian) timer to break down your work into periods separated by breaks. These are the some of the advantages put forward by its developer:

  1. You can work with time not against it
  2. Eliminate burnout
  3. Manage distractions
  4. Create a better work/life balance.

The official website also includes a number of articles about the technique published by the international press.

2 thoughts on “Monday smile – The Pomodoro Technique

  1. Thanks for sharing this video! I’ve heard the Pomodoro Technique mentioned so many times, but had never taken the time to find out what it’s actually about. I like the idea of measuring how many ‘Pomodoros’ it takes to complete a particular activity, and then estimating how many Pomodoros you will need for a similar activity. And the tomato timer is so cute – I’m sure it would help improve my focus. 🙂

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