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What to do during Pomodoro breaks? The Pomodoro Technique
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What to do during Pomodoro breaks?

During Pomodoro breaks, the primary goal is to relax, recharge, and give your mind a chance to rest before diving back into another focused work session. Here are some activities you can consider during your short breaks (5 minutes) or longer breaks (15-30 minutes) in between Pomodoro sessions:

Stretching: Stand up and do some light stretches to relieve muscle tension and promote better blood circulation.

Walking: A short walk, even just around your home or office, can help clear your mind and boost your energy.

Deep breathing exercises: Practice deep breathing or simple meditation techniques to help calm your mind and reduce stress.

Drinking water or making a cup of tea: Staying hydrated is important for maintaining focus and energy, so use your break to drink some water or make a hot beverage.

Snacking: Grab a healthy snack to keep your energy levels up and prevent hunger from becoming a distraction.

Socializing: Engage in brief conversations with colleagues, friends, or family members to enjoy some social interaction and take your mind off work.

Hobbies: Engage in a quick, non-work-related activity that you enjoy, such as doodling, playing a musical instrument, or solving a puzzle.

Eye exercises: Practice eye exercises or follow the 20-20-20 rule (every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds) to reduce eye strain from staring at screens.

Remember that the purpose of these breaks is to give your mind a chance to rest and rejuvenate. Avoid engaging in activities that are mentally taxing or work-related during your breaks to ensure that you return to your tasks refreshed and ready to focus.