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Paolo Vincent Julian
KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID! EP1 - Pomodoro banner

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TLDR; The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method I use to enhance my productivity in software development. It involves 25 minutes of focused, uninterrupted work followed by a 5-15 minutes break. During these breaks, I engage in activities like exercising, hydrating, or doing household chores like washing dishes. This method helps reset my mind, providing a fresh perspective for the next work session, and prevents burnout that can occur from long, unbroken periods of work.


Hey there! If you're anything like me, you know that coding can be a real brain workout. It's not just about typing lines of code, it's about solving problems, thinking logically, communicating well with colleagues about the requirements, and often under tight deadlines. This can be pretty exhausting and lead to burnout if we're not careful.

Treat Mental Like Physical

Think of it like doing reps at the gym. Your brain is a muscle and it needs rest between sets to perform at its best.

How to Do Pomodoro: It's Easier Than You Think

The Pomodoro Technique is surprisingly simple, but incredibly effective.

Here's how it works:

  • Set a timer for 25 minutes and dedicate this time solely to your work. No distractions, just you and the task at hand.
  • When the timer rings, take a break for 5-15 minutes. This is your time to step away from the screen and do something else. You could do a quick workout, wash the dishes, or just grab a glass of water.
  • Repeat the cycle.

Not only does this technique help keep your mind fresh and focused, but it also encourages you to move around during your breaks, which is great for your overall health. It's a win-win!

Tools: My Personal Pomodoro App

You can check out the app here.


Remember, the key is to "Keep It Simple, Stupid" (KISS). Don't let yourself get burned out by trying to tackle everything at once. Use tools like my Pomodoro app.




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