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Pomodoros

Ideas on a possible way of using pomodoros.

One issue I have with the system is that I sometimes find myself 20 minutes from a meeting. On the other extreme, I sometimes am working on a task where I would like an uninterupted stretch of more than 25 minutes at a time.

It might be interesting to work with three timebox sizes. I dub thee:

update 2019-04-19: I worry that making the system more complicated would effect the rhythm you get when ploughing through pomodoros. Also, the more complicated the less likely I will use it consistently. I will stick with the classic 25 minute version for now, and use task-bundling to handle small tasks. If I have less than 25 mins before a meeting, then do a small task in that time regardless?

I already change taskbar color to be red when I'm not in a pom, blue in a break, green during a pom. The idea is to make myself uncomfortable working when the screen is not green, and to feel the need to 'clock in' when it is red.

Additionally I would like the ability to:

update 2019-06-11: Have fallen out of the habit of using pomodoros, no feeling the need right now (just back from holiday), although that might change. May experiment with smaller time-boxes for personal stuff (AJATT style, they do tend to work well for me when I can muster the discipline)

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