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The general answers is - no, you should not continue after the timer. More realistical answer - it depends, but generally, no. There are result-based and process-based approaches to productivity. Pomodoro is the latter one - the process based. The goal is to give you maximum time of focused attention per day. When you follow the procedure - switching ...


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In fact, you should watch your timer so that you can start reviewing five minutes before the end of your pomodoro. This according to the pomodoro website. I suspect, however, that you might be doing something for which it takes blocks of time longer than 25 minutes to process a 'unit' of work. I recommend setting your timer to 35 or 50 minutes, if you can ...


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Rigid breaks in the middle of troubleshooting a problem (coding or otherwise) interrupt flow. I think Pomodoro is great for some things, but the underlying concept is more important than the exact minute by minute breakdown. Instead of a timer, I'd suggest planning ahead and working on X-page chunks at a time ... depends on the size of the book/font but 10 ...


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Certainly, if you are mid-sentence or about to complete a step, thought, or action, finish that. Then take the 5- or 15-minute break. But try to avoid extending the work period any appreciable length of time (like "doubling up" work periods). A good deal of the advantage of using pomodoro is having the break, so that you go back to the task refreshed. ...



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