Happy Monday, curious reader,
Last week was one of the most productive weeks of my life, when it comes to coding. What changed?
Well, my current workplace continues to get worse and worse and has truly lit a fire under me to continue working hard and ramp up my portfolio projects. Another thing that changed is my re-utilization of a technique named after a tomato…
The Pomodoro Technique.
Yes, this is well known by now and many people have sung it’s praises, however, after struggling the week before with focus I cannot believe how well I did with it.
I chose to do 50 minute stints with a 10 minute break at the end of each one. Another common schedule is 25/5 which is 25 minutes on with a 5 minute break, however, the 50/10 split allowed me enough time to dig into the code without a break interrupting my flow.
I am personally using the Pomodoro timer built into TickTick
, my preferred to-do list app, but you can use whatever you like. Another few options are:
I also began practicing what I’ve read in Cal Newport’s book, Deep Work
, but I’ll save more on that for another time.
What’s my point here?
If you are feeling stuck, never be afraid to try something again even if it didn’t work for you in the past.