I have recently started using the Pomodoro technique for workflow management. I like it, it provides a consistent workflow.
One thing I have noticed is that high "activation cost" activities seem really difficult. By this I mean tasks such as programming or detailed writing where it seems I must spend a good portion of each time period reconstructing in my mind the previous work I had done.
Is this normal and an intended part of the system? Or does this get easier after using the technique longer?