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Jan
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comment Mobile java application for Pomodoro
Well, that's exactly the thing I try to avoid. Sometimes it is not a good idea to finish the whole task in in single flow session. For example - your task is to find the reason of very a tricky bug in application that you cannot debug in real time (some racing condition, for example). That kind of stuff usually involve analyzing LOTS of data, often in dynamic, and usually you cannot see the finish line. In such conditions it is easy to overload your brain within 1-2hr and say goodbye to the efficient/comfortable work till the next day. Not to mention that it is bad for your health.
Jan
9
comment Mobile java application for Pomodoro
Don't ask me. I am not the one who downvoted...
Jan
9
comment Mobile java application for Pomodoro
Without timer you will only harm first part by constantly looking on the clock and slow/stop your delving into the flow state.
Jan
9
comment Mobile java application for Pomodoro
Well, "the flow" is a condition that you cannot fully control. You can't just jump into the flow if there are lots of interruptions and you can't jump out of the flow easily without some help from outside once you delved deeply enough. One of my interests in Pomodoro is that it can help to delve into flow state (to do your stuff efficient, without being distracted) but also come to the surface from time to time (to make you aware that you're doing right stuff and won't overload yourself). You can get first part by cutting interactions. You can get second by using timer.