Focused blocks of time

3 Aug

What is the optimal block of time for focused work? I have been using a variation of the pomodoro plan, working for 25 minutes and then taking a 5 minute standing break. But I am not completely satisfied with this approach. Sometimes, I find it hard to pull myself away from a project when my timer goes off. On the other hand, I am worried about the dangers of too much sitting and anything beyond 25 minutes seems too long.

In this post, Melanie Pinola writes:

“I try to work in focused (usually 90 minute) blocks of time. After each block, or before I take a break,”

I am curious to know if readers have opinion or advice about this?




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