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Take ten for better productivity

You’ve heard about the benefits of getting away from the desk, clearing your mind, working better. I’ve been taking time away fromthe computer each hour for a long time now- it works for me.

After going through a variety of kitchen timers, desktop devices and smartphone apps, someone suggested I try the 30/30 app; it is now my favorite reminder tool, so useful, so configurable.

screen-shot of 30/30 timer
screen-shot of 30/30 timer

Of course while on break, I often prepare a cup of tea – I’ve a preset for tea in the app : 2:30 steep time. But, mustn’t fiddle with the phone too much during breaks! Hurts the advantage of the break, don’t you know. Because I work from home, my breaks usually involve gardening, or, a bit of housework.

For an excellent read on the importance of keeping brain-fry at bay and improving your productivity and focus, read this article over at Buffer’s blog.

Do you use a similar app or tool for productivity?

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