Pomodoro Timer – Productivity Method

Using the FitAtMidlife free workout timer for the Pomodoro technique

Here at FitAtMidlife, we’re constantly finding innovative new ways that people use our free workout timer. This particular use isn’t related to fitness, but it’s a great productivity tip, so we are sharing it here.

What is the pomodoro technique?

The pomodoro technique is a time management method and was created by Francisco Cirillo. The gist of it is : work with full focus and no distractions for 25 minute intervals called “pomodoros”. Then take a 5 minute break, and repeat. This method helps you get focused, stay focused, but not burnt out from over-concentrating for too long.
Pomodoro Timer

To use the free workout timer for this method, simply follow these steps:

  1. Open https://fitatmidlife.com/timer in your web browser.
  2. Set the Round Length to 25 minutes. This will be your “work” interval.
  3. Set the Rest Length to 5 minutes. Not surprisingly, this will be your “rest” interval.
  4. Click the “Start” button when you are ready to begin!
  5. Lastly, every fourth break should be a long break (10-15 minutes)

To find out more about the pomodoro technique, see the Wikipedia article.

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