Set Break

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In addition to the breaks you take after each timeboxed iteration, the Pomodoro Technique includes a set break, which is bit longer than a regular break. For me, four Pomodori makes a Pomodoro set, so after every four Pomodori, I take my set break. Typically, a set break is 15 to 30 minutes of recreation. You can use this time to clean your desk, take a walk to the coffee machine, or browse your favorite community on the Web.

You can even glance at your email inbox. But don’t start to write any important replies. That task should be scheduled like all the other activities.

Since people are naturally inquisitive, you might want small activities. ...

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