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Different people work best in different ways. The Pomodoro Technique encourages frequent breaks. The bursts are traditionally a little longer than yours, but you can set whatever times you want on the timer. I think by walking around, so I take a lot of "breaks" too. When working on knowns, I think your span or work between breaks will increase. However, I ...


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You say it's counter intuitive, but that's where your intuition fails. There is nothing wrong with your approach. Taking a step back and letting the issue ferment for a while works. That's why you get your best ideas under the shower. This is especially true when creativity is concerned, which is an aspect of a coder's job. You also take on a different ...


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I find that being productive tends to hinge on 2 different kinds of environmental factors - comfort and distractions. Minimising distractions: Visual - place yourself when you are unlikely to be bothered by seeing people walking around your workspace - face a wall or close the door to the room you're in, maybe disable pop-up email notifications if you're ...



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