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You can use the Pomodoro technique to work in 25 minutes sprints.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Decide on the task to be done.
  2. Set the Pomodoro timer to 25 minutes.
  3. Work on the task.
  4. Stop work when the timer rings and put a tick on a piece of paper.
  5. If you have fewer than four ticks, take a short break of 3–5 minutes), then go to step 2.
  6. When you have four ticks, take a longer break of 15–30 minutes), reset your tick count to zero, then go to step 1.

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Manage Your Energy Not Your Time

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