MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THE POMODORO TECHNIQUE

Tomato timer in front of some out-of-focus papers
Photo by Luca Mascaro on Flickr

In the late 1980s, Italian University student Francesco Cirillo took a tomato kitchen timer and committed to spending just a short amount of time on his studies. Today, it has become the Pomodoro Technique (pomodoro being Italian for “tomato”) and is perhaps the most recognizable focusing method out there.

The trick is the simplicity of it. It goes as follows: