I sometimes find myself overwhelmed by tasks and projects, and find it useful to chunk up my work into focused sprints during a fixed time frame—a concept used both in software development and in various time management practices.
I’ve been finding myself using the Pomodoro technique, a fancy name for doing 25-minute sprints punctuated by 5-minute intervals.
There are a wide variety of simple Pomodoro timers available:
- At home, I use Pomodoro for Mac
- At work, I use Focus Booster (for Mac and Windows)
- Some people like the Tomato Timer web app
What techniques do you use to maintain focus while juggling projects?