The Pomodoro Technique

by | Jun 28, 2009

Staffan Nöteberg wrote a super little book called The Pomodoro Technique. Francesco Cirillo blogs about it. And between the book, the blog, and the emerging community, there’s a good deal of wisdom about time, productivity, rhythm, and awareness.

That’s a lot, considering the core practice, known as “a pomodoro” is:

  1. Choose a task to be accomplished
  2. Set the Pomodoro* to 25 minutes (the Pomodoro is the timer)
  3. Work on the task until the Pomodoro rings, then put a check on your sheet of paper
  4. Take a short break (5 minutes is OK)
  5. Every 4 Pomodoros take a longer break

It’s deceptively simple, but it works like a charm.

Check out The Pomodoro Technique. You can download the ebook free by clicking on the title: The Pomodoro Technique.

*A Pomodoro is one of those little kitchen timers that looks like a tomato. Like in the picture.


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