What is Pomodoro Technique of Time Management?

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. These intervals are known as “pomodoros.” The idea is that by taking frequent breaks, you can stay focused and avoid burnout.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Choose a task you want to work on.
  2. Set a timer for 25 minutes (the traditional length of a pomodoro).
  3. Work on the task until the timer goes off.
  4. Take a short break (traditionally 5 minutes).
  5. After four pomodoros, take a longer break (traditionally 15-30 minutes).

Some people find the Pomodoro Technique helpful because it allows them to break their work into manageable chunks and stay focused for short periods of time. It can also help to eliminate distractions and procrastination. However, it’s important to note that the Pomodoro Technique is just one tool among many and may not work for everyone.