Take a Break Using the Pomodoro Technique

pomodoro timerWe all are feeling a little trapped and spending a lot more time on the computer. One of the best ways to control your screen time is using the Pomodoro Technique.

Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes, separated by short breaks. An intervals is a pomodoro, from the Italian word for ‘tomato’, after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer that Cirillo used as a university student.

Pomodoro Principles

Here are the steps

  • Select a task.
  • Set the pomodoro timer (traditionally to 25 minutes).
  • Work on the task.
  • When the timer rings, take a 5 minute break.
  • After four pomodoros, take a longer break (15 minutes)

During Your Break

  • Try some chair yoga, see the video on the left
  • Get outside, look at the horizon, and give your eyes a break
  • See how many step you can get in in 5 minutes.



5 Minute Chair Yoga