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Blinkist Minute: Slice up your day like a tomato

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At Blinkist, our mission is to help you keep learning new, exciting things. But we understand that these days it can be challenging to find time for this.

That’s why we’ve created a Blinkist service available to customers only: The Blinkist Minute – short insights and tips from the world’s best nonfiction books. One minute a day is all it takes to be a lifelong learner, and a dive into the blinks is just a click away.

Let’s start with a simple yet powerful productivity technique that will help put you in high gear today.

Instant productivity: The Pomodoro Technique

Do you struggle with procrastination? Have trouble maintaining focus? Check your emails every five minutes? The Pomodoro Technique might just be right for you!

This simple productivity method works by dicing up your workday into 25-minute chunks of totally focused work called pomodoros, separated by five-minute breaks.

If you’re curious about the name, “pomodoro” is Italian for “tomato” and the Italian founder of  the technique used the popular tomato-shaped kitchen timer to time his work!

The idea is that, while you may struggle to focus for long periods, a measly 25 minutes is almost always doable, and the mandatory five-minute breaks ensure you’re refreshed enough to tackle the next pomodoro. The end result is that you get much more done during your workday.

So what are you waiting for? Pick a task, set a timer for 25 minutes and give it a go!

How do you deal with interruptions at work? That’s another question answered by The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo.