Monday, February 24, 2014

Have you heard about the Pomodoro Technique?

If you have read THIS, you know that I'm writing my master's thesis. I've had trouble with getting myself to sit down and WRITE. There's just so many other things I'd like to do and writing academic text is just not the coolest thing in the world.

But today has been different. Here's why:

I came a cross with the Pomodoro technique and it's just awesome. 


I modified it a bit and started to call it Tomato Technique.

Here's how the Tomato Technique works (in my case):

1. Take your smart phone and set it to alarm you after 25 minutes.
2. Write and concentrate!
3. After the alarm, have a 5 minute break.
4. You have earned one tomato!

I have decided that when I have collected enough tomatoes, I'll get a reward. Candy or something like that :)

I have to say, collecting tomatoes has worked! I have written more today than I did last week altogether. Yay!

Do you have a technique that helps you to concentrate? 


  1. Just sit in a room away from distractions and that usually works for me.

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  2. I wish that would do the trick for me too! Se easy and simple :)

  3. LOL! I should try that so I can write more. I love this.

  4. Let me know if you try this! I'd love to know did it work :)

  5. This is a great idea! c:



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