We’re always excited when we announce a new feature or integration, but we’re particularly excited about the Pomodoro Timer because it’s a feature that we’ve been planning to build for years!
Inspired by the Pomodoro technique, Momentum’s customizable Pomodoro Timer will help you organize your workday into timed intervals of Focus and Rest.
The Pomodoro technique is a popular time management strategy that breaks down work into focused intervals separated by short breaks. Momentum’s timer defaults to the traditional 25-minute Pomodoro focus intervals followed by 5-minute breaks. You can customize these durations if there’s a different schedule that works better for you.
We like the Pomodoro technique because it creates a sense of urgency that increases our productivity and focus while working on tasks. Additionally, it encourages us to break down large tasks into smaller ones that we can complete within 25 minutes. The short but frequent breaks also help us recharge so we can maintain a high level of focus throughout the day.
What you do during your Pomodoro breaks is totally up to you, but here are a few healthy suggestions:
- Go for a short walk outside.
- Do some stretching or light exercise.
- Read a few pages of a book.
- Take some deep breaths or give your mind a break and meditate.
- Stay hydrated! Take a drink of water and fix yourself a cup of coffee or tea. Tip: learn how to keep track of your daily water intake in our Metrics blog post.
Momentum’s Pomodoro Timer
Whether you’re already a Pomodoro-pro or are reading about this technique for the first time, you should have no trouble using Momentum’s Pomodoro Timer. 👍
To get started, hover your mouse over the clock, click the ••• that appears, click Pomodoro Timer and then click Start.
Whenever your timer starts, stops, or finishes, you’ll hear a friendly notification sound. 🔔
Customizing your timers
To customize the Focus and Rest intervals, hover your mouse over the Pomodoro Timer, click the ••• that appears, click Settings and then change the intervals.
Autoplay makes it so you don’t have to click the Start button each time your timer ends—it will automatically start the next Focus or Rest interval.
For in-depth instructions, check out our Pomodoro Timer guide.
Available for Plus members
The Pomodoro Timer is exclusively available to Momentum Plus members. Upgrade today to start using Momentum’s Pomodoro Timer—and all of the other awesome Momentum Plus benefits!
Thanks for your continued support, and we hope you enjoy the Pomodoro Timer as much as we do! 🙂
Have any questions, feedback, or feature suggestions? We’d love to hear from you! Just click the Feedback option in the Pomodoro ••• options or send us a message.
Wishing everyone a safe and healthy summer!