A look at how I've been using Seinfeld method to get my personal projects done - with some experiments combining it with Pomodoro Technique.
“You can only have
Some post I found on HackerNews
My problems (more)
Big projects have no defined success.
How should I know when I’ve finished?
I want to get the big projects done.
And one day I found...
● Print out a big calendar and stick it to the
● Decide your “mini-task”.
● Every day you complete the “mini-task”,
cross off a day.
● As you build up a chain of days, don’t break
Big projects: refactored?
● Can be broken down into small mini-tasks.
● Starting and stopping a mini-task is cheap.
● Goals are changed, success is closer.
Feedback and measure
● Learn how you prioritise.
● Learn what your chain-breakers are.
Chain breaker example
15 minute mini-tasks, nah…
● 25 minutes work. 5 minutes rest.
● Better concentration from rests.
● Better estimation of tasks.
My mini-tasks == 1P
Pomodoro timer image © Erato / CC-BY-SA-2.5
Seinfeld + Pomodoro
● Break the “future lock”
● Enjoy doing again
● Learn your own
priorities and breakers
Have more than one hobby!
Thanks for listening!
Questions? Thoughts? Sharings?
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