The Pomodoro method is something I swear by and use on a daily basis. For those unfamiliar, it’s a time management technique created by Francesco Cirillo that helps you stay focused and productive. The process works like this: choose a task that requires your undivided attention. Set a timer for 25 minutes. Work on it diligently until the timer rings. Take a five minute break where you relax or do something unrelated to work. Come back and repeat the process.
This cycle is known as a pomodoro and every four pomodoros, you take a long (10 minute) break. If you don’t have a timer sitting around, or you like having a tracker handy, the PTT is a perfect pomodoro partner.
You can order it in three forms ranging from just the PCB to a closed 3D-printed SLA box that contains the device. Using it is also simple: one press turns it on, then another starts the 25-minute countdown. A third press starts your 5-minute break.
A 5-second press at any time turns off the device as well. Give this method a shot, your brain and your productivity will thank you.