Everything you need to know

What is the pomodoro technique?

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management philosophy developed by Francesco Cirillo. It’s based on working in 25-minute intervals and using a timer to keep yourself accountable. The name comes from the Italian word for “tomato 🍅” (the kitchen timer that Cirillo first used was shaped like a tomato).

"I discovered that you could learn how to improve your effectiveness and be better able to estimate how long a task to complete by recording how to utilize your time" (Francesco Cirillo)

How to use the pomodoro technique?

What is the effect?

It reframes output-based tasks to input-based.🤯 A task like “write a ten-page paper on the decline and fall of the Roman Empire” is huge and intimidating. You really have no idea how long that will take, and the sheer size of it is enough to bring the procrastination demons to the surface. The Pomodoro Technique avoids this problem by setting a fixed amount of time-based input for each task. You can do almost anything for 25 minutes, after all, particularly when you have a timer to remind you it will be over soon.

Coded by Jennifer Schneider