Welcome to our Podcast on the Pomodoro Technique, recorded at Mount Pleasant in Sheffield. The Pomodoro Technique is a system for dividing up and managing your time to enable better focus with regular short breaks in between…helping to combat procrastination. 

Links to our posts-

Ruth’s post here

Jonny’s post here 

Pennie’s post here 

You can find out more about Francesco Cirillo’s Pomodoro Technique on the official website here and follow their Twitter Account here.

Each Pomodoro is 25minutes long with a 5minute break after; with a longer 15minute break every 4th Pomodoro. So a full cycle of ‘Pomodori’ is 25mins Work + 5mins Break / 25mins + 5mins / 25mins + 5mins / 25mins + 15mins Long Break = 2hrs 10mins.

The 5mins Break time is supposed to be a ‘state break’ of proper down time where you get up and away from your desk / what you’re doing; make yourself a tea/coffee, grab a glass of water/piece of fruit.

The book by Dave Coplin (Microsoft’s Chief Envisioning Officer) that Ruth mentions is Business Reimagined 

Our recommended Apps for Pomodoro-ing are:

Android: Clockwork Tomato https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.phlam.android.clockworktomato&hl=en

iOS equivalent Pomotodo – Pomodoro meets GTD http://appcrawlr.com/android/pomotodo-pomodoro-meets-gtd

If you’d prefer a physical timer you can buy an ‘official’ Pomodoro Timer here for €59.99 if you really want to, but any kitchen timer will do exactly the same job (and cost much less)! 

One thing it does definitely help with when it comes to concentrating is reducing FOMO – The ‘Fear of Missing Out’

We hope this has given you enough information to give the Pomodoro Technique a try, let us know how you get on with it?

Remember to follow us on @ThrowStarfish | www.ThrowStarfish.com

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@JonnyDouglas | www.JonnyDouglas.com

@RuthAmos | www.RuthAmos.com

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