Pomodoro is Italian and is translated to tomato (or literally “Golden apple”) and the Pomodoro technique comes from the kitchen timers which are shaped as a tomato.
The technique helps you be even more efficient by dividing your tasks into smaller tasks or work sessions – more precisely: 25 minutes at a time. After each session you will have a five minutes break, work 25 productive minutes again and when you’ve done four Pomodoro work sessions you can take a 30 minutes break. That is the shortest way to describe the technique!
We are much more efficient when we have short breaks and work the precise amount of time in which we can focus 100% – and that is 25 minutes. 25 minutes of focused work followed by a short break is by research the most efficient way to work for all human beings.