Since 2014 or 2015 I have been using this interval timer day in and day out. This is my fourth one now so I want to make a video to showcase how I use it and what I am using it for.
Main Use – 30 Minute Pomodoro Work Session, 5 minute break
As I type up this blog post, I am watching the count down as it is clipped on my laptop screen.
I also have a 30 minute “brain.fm” music vibe going as well.
Once the 30 minute focus session is doing, it automatically beeps/vibrates and I unclip it from my laptop screen and clip onto my shirt or pants and take a 5 minute rest break. Fill up my tea, restroom, quick chats, stretch.
Then it beeps again for my next 30 minute focus work set.
Also worth noting I track the 30 minute pomodoros on a small notebook and then have a google sheet tracking my daily sets.
Want to learn more about the pomodoro work flow, check out these blogs:
Sharing Some Recent Habits & Strategies (Stay Focused and Motivated)
Latest Morning Routine + New Productivity Reports (Grind!)
My Morning Routine Worksheet (+ Free Template)
Grind Report – Year End Pomodoro Recap
Second Use – 10 minute morning workout
And then this is where the name “gym boss” is relevant. I do use it for workout. I have a 50 second workout interval, and a 40 second break (technically I used to have a second kind of Gymboss – one that had multiple intervals and would do 3 sets at 50 seconds and 1 break set at 40 seconds and then repeat 3 times)
Both work out to be approx ten minutes – and it is part of my morning routine. Truly helps me clear my mind, stretch my body, and get work done.
You can see about the 3x bands I use (resistance bands) here.