How To Use The Pomodoro Technique To Increase Productivity


Everyone is concerned with productivity, whether you work from home, in an office, or elsewhere.

With distractions all around us, it’s easy to get side-tracked and procrastinate. There are methods to be more productive with your time. One is called the  Pomodoro technique.

The Pomodoro Technique

Francisco Cirillo developed the Pomodoro technique in the 1980s as a means to increase productivity and decrease procrastination.

The Pomodoro technique suggests 25-minute blocks of focused work. You should focus, complete a task, and then take a break before moving on to the next one.

How Does The Pomodoro Technique Work?

6 Steps Of The Pomodoro Technique

1. Select the tasks you need to accomplish.

2. Set your timer (traditionally to 25 minutes)

3. Work for 25 minutes

4. When the timer goes off, check the task off your list.

5. Take a 5-minute break

6. After four Pomodoros, you’ve completed a “set” (or 2 hours of work and rest), so take an extended break (15–30 minutes), reset your checkmark count to zero, then go to step 1