Productivity and the Pomodoro Technique

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September 14, 2013

Productivity and the Pomodoro Technique

A quick talk about productivity, concentration and the Pomodoro Technique

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Erika Heidi

September 14, 2013
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  1. Productivity++ A talk by @erikaheidi

  2. whoami • Brazilian, PHP / Web Developer living in Amsterdam

    • Working from home with independent projects • Started as sysadmin and moved to development • Degree in Advertisement • Loves to write 2
  3. Do you believe "Time is Money"?

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  5. What is productivity? Productivity is the ratio of output to

    inputs in production; it is a measure of the efficiency of production. - Wikipedia (Economy) Having more time would make you more productive? “ 5
  6. don't be ridiculous.

  7. How do we maximize our productivity? 1. Diagnose your time

    problems 2. Keep your focus 3. ???? 4. PROFIT! 7
  8. 1. Diagnose your time problems

  9. 1. Time Diagnosis with Self-Tracking • A movement getting mainstream

    with the new technologies • It's all about numbers! - numbers don't lie • Pushes you to make changes, because make you conscious • Applications: http://quantifiedself.com/guide • For productivity, tracks browsing time: RescueTime, Slife 9
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  11. 3. Keep your focus

  12. 3.1 The Concentration Issue • Excess of Information • Distractions:

    stuff that could wait • Scumbag Brain • Doesn't like "boring" activities • Normally, can't keep concentration for more than 45 to 60 minutes • Brain Hacks: "Task Gamification" and Relaxing intervals • Practice makes better, meditation can help
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  14. 3.2 The Pomodoro Technique • A block (one pomodoro) with

    no space for distractions (25 min) • Followed by a "free" interval (5 min) • Repeat 4 times - you have a set • After 4 pomodoros, the interval need to be bigger (25 min) • Pomodoros and intervals minutes are flexible • Awesome Google Chrome extension: Strict Workflow 14
  15. Strict Workflow

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