I’m free to spend my days on a mix of self-directed study and building products. I don’t have a fixed agenda, just a long backlog of things to build and concepts to learn about.
I’ve adopted the Pomodoro Technique® to stay focused and productive throughout the day. Its focused sprints eliminate wasteful multi-tasking while required breaks help avoid fatigue. Try it for yourself:
- Choose a single topic or task to focus on.
- Spent 25 minutes working on that topic while avoiding multi-tasking.
- After, take a short break. After every four cycles, take a long break.
Download Pomodoro Keeper for iOS to time your sprints and rests. Its minimalist interface looks pretty, sounds pleasant, and “just works.”