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a month ago

Pomodoro with accountability

I am using the Time Out app to force myself to take a short break every ~25 minutes.

 

When it's break time, the app completely blocks my screen and the keyboard/mouse is not usable. Time Out allows you to customise what do you want to see during a break.

 

You can display your todo list, calendar, show any message, a screensaver, or embed any URL.

 

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Until now, I was showing a message that said "Go take a break".

 

However, I wanted to be more accountable about what I'm actually doing during each pomodoro session, so I decided to embed a google form with a few questions.

 

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Then I used this Google Forms plugin to automatically save all the answers in Notion.

 

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This way, I can analyse how I spend my time, and I can discuss my productivity and health with my assistant at the end of each day.

 

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I haven't used this long enough to say if it's useful or not, but just the thought that I'll get questioned at the end of each session makes me want to be more productive and work on meaningful things ... like this blog post... I hope it was meaningful.... was it?!

 

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