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:
- The Pomodoro Technique (a page from the founder of the technique)
- Productivity 101: A Primer for the Pomodoro Technique (great review of the technique and some tips and links from LifeHacker)
Do you Pomodoro? Tell me about your experiences in the comments.