Work Optimization 4

Fragments from imaginary dialogues

“Have you stopped using the pomodoro [30 minutes of deep work, 5 minutes rest]?”

“I still use it on some occasions. But I now mostly prefer working for 60 minutes followed by a 10 minute break.”

“Why the change?”

“It’s important to remember that the pomodoro is an arbitrary structure. It’s just a reference-point. 

The ultimate goal is creating a structure that works best for you.

“You’re sedentary for longer though.”

“There’s a trade-off, for sure. However there are ways to mitigate it. 

For instance, I aim to move as much and as varied as possible during breaks. A great question to ask yourself is:

How have I not moved today?

I also do some specific movements during every break to counter the effects of sitting:
– Hanging (to decompress the spine)
– Downward Dog (for the hamstrings)
– Lunges (for the hip flexors)

Moreover, I seek to think while moving as much as possible.”


About Dani Trusca

Life-Artist, Thinker, Mover (Traceur)

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