I've tried using Pomodoro Technique when I was studying, though I wouldn't dare use it when I'm programming. It is somewhat helpful when I have to watch videos of lectures and take notes. I thought I needed it because I was distracted a lot. But then my focus improved, and I also forgot to turn on the timer.I use to track time for things I do, but then measuring quantity of my work somehow backfired on my sense of it's quality. I feel like I've done a lot, but didn't have much quality in it, because I thought of amount of time I've put into it.
There were other problems too: lack of time, excess of time, timer itself being a distraction, stressing out to fit my task into a certain period of time...
That made me wonder, when is it actually a good time to use Pomodoro? Whatever I try to do, now that I can focus more easily, I find it non-applicable. I understand if it's used for mundane tasks, but can't see how to apply it when you can't just stop doing something,or it's just a bigger bother to try to fit something in the certain period of time. It kind of became a distraction, rather than to prevent distraction.
Is Pomodoro useful only when people are easily distracted ? I've tried it, but I have no idea if it's a task (studying) I should have used it for.