Efficiency & Productivity Tools

Written for Jakob.




The Pomodoro Technique > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT70iCaG0Gs


Hourglass Timer for Windows Desktop. This free app keeps me visually aware of the time I have left to complete a task.


FOCUS BOOSTER is probably my favourite, can schedule breaks etc > https://www.focusboosterapp.com/download

Free Desktop Timer is also good > http://download.cnet.com/Free-Desktop-Timer/3001-2350_4-75415517.html?hlndr=1

There are several reasons the pomodoro technique is so successful at improving productivity.

It protects you from getting burnt out through taking regular breaks.
It helps you focus by breaking time into much smaller and more easily digestible chunks.
It allows you to set realistic goals for what is achievable in your day by assigning sessions to your to-do list.
It teaches you to manage distractions and interruptions better.
We will go into these further in other emails but anyone who is easily distracted, finds it hard to focus for long periods of time, needs to be forced to take regular breaks, never has enough time in the day or finds they get burnt out during the day will find focus booster and the pomodoro technique is excellent at motivating you, keeping you focused and improving productivity.