• Kathryn Dodson

Pomodoro Power! Productivity tools that get books written!

Updated: Jun 6, 2018

I can't tell you how many days I sit at my desk, fire up the computer and sit there for hours, "working" on my writing. On some days I sit there for so long that I'm stiff when I finally rise from my desk. Unfortunately, hours have not equaled word count.

Thanks to recommended reading coming out of my kid's school, I've found the solution. Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World by Ana Homayoun, contains lots of great information that I will share with my kid as he becomes interested in social media. It also contained a great productivity program that I hadn't heard of before, Pomodoro.

Pomodoro is time management technique that breaks down work into twenty-five minute intervals separated by five minute breaks. Homayoun recommends that during the work periods, access to email, phone and social media be restricted. She also recommended several apps that make timing easy. I downloaded one called Focus Keeper to my iPhone. For the two weeks that I've been using it, my productivity is through the roof! Love it!