Want to get more done? Try a tomato.

Confession time.  I LOVE productivity, or at least I love READING about productivity.  It’s just so satisfying to read about a new technique or tool that promises to make me better, faster … and none of them work.  Well, almost none of them.

In a previous post, I mentioned my love for the Bullet Journal.  Aside from the bullet journal very few productivity techniques have worked for me, but I can say without hesitation the tomato has never let me down.

The tomato (or Pomodoro technique if you’re feeling fancy) is simplicity itself.  You set a timer for 25 minutes and then you just GET STUFF DONE.  That’s pretty much it.  There’s a great book on this technique, you can buy a kitchen timer anywhere or you can download an app.  I have two apps on my Android phone (Pomodoro Timer and Goodtime) because I haven’t decided which I like best yet.

Like the Bullet Journal, the thing I like about the Pomodoro technique is its simplicity.  When I use it, I am absolutely more focused and that tends to leads to higher productivity.  that’s good enough for me.

Here are a couple links to get you started:

Do you Pomodoro?  Tell me about your experiences in the comments.

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