Anyone familiar with the 'Pomodoro Technique'? It's a productivity/time management method where you break your time down into intervals of 25 minutes (i.e. 'pomodoro's'), separated by breaks of 5 minutes. During the interval of 25 minutes, you focus on one task or kind of work. This is the important part: you take one thing you want to work on (e.g. study for a certain course) and you channelize all your focus on that task during the interval. You can't take a break (like looking at your phone or surfing to a news site) during the pomodoro. The time interval is dedicated to one thing only. There are 6 steps of the original technique (as in Wikipedia): Decide on the task to be done. Set the pomodoro timer (traditionally to 25 minutes). Work on the task. End work when the timer rings and put a checkmark on a piece of paper. If you have fewer than four checkmarks, take a short break (3–5 minutes) and then return to step 2; otherwise continue to step 6. After four pomodoros, take a longer break (15–30 minutes), reset your checkmark count to zero, then go to step 1. The inventor of this technique argues that the optimal duration of concentration is 25 minutes. It's better to be concentrated and work on a task for 25 minutes than to do it half-assed for a few hours where you check your phone every few minutes. So with this thread I'd like to establish a new 'challenge'. I find myself procrastinating a lot. The Pomodoro Technique is a good way to combat procrastination and improve your productivity, thus getting more out of life. I will keep myself accountable by posting how many pomodoro's I did every day. In my case, the pomodoro's will be mainly dedicated to: - studying/rehearsing classes - reading books - following recorded lectures (that I can pause) Feel free to embark the journey by posting the amount of pomodoro's you did!