That’s two weeks of trying out Pomodoro in various forms, how did it all go?
- Keeping you going all day: the frequent breaks meant you haven’t expelled your energy in the morning
- Less wound up: Even my wife noticed at the end day
- Peaking: In the morning you’re a lot more awake, so each 25 minute session cuts you off in your prime! But, saying that, it helps balance the day for when you’re more tired in the afternoon
- Naughty: Feels like you’re having too many breaks
- Illusions: When you start Pomodoro, your time is all wibbly wobbly timey wimey squiffy, so you’re not sure if it’s lunch or the end of the day
- Retrospective: Leave a sentence or two at the end of each session in your code
- What you need to do next
- What’s blocking you
It’s very useful and it has kept me on task and working efficiently all day. The breaks also mean I get to stretch my legs and stop being like a battery-farm coder.
I think I’ll use it for days when it’s like flogging a dead horse, middle of the week slowdowns and after beers on a Friday lunch.