Fast Track Your Pomodoro Technique

2 hours later and I published more

Maya Bechi, M.Ed
3 min readSep 25, 2021


Photo by Alex Ghizila on Unsplash

If you’ve been reading my “life” blogs for a while, you know that I like to share the research behind what I am trying and that I vehemently oppose the “work/life balance” trope. I don’t care who you are, there will always be something on either side that won’t receive your full attention as you pursue to make another thing great. Occasionally, I come across a technique or practitioner who piques my interest and, voila, I am pulled into a vortex of delicious nerd learning. Currently, my top two online work husbands and sapiosexual crushes are Dr. Andrew Huberman who is a Neuroscientist and Professor who teaches at Stanford and Aurelius Tjin who is an Entrepreneur and Digital Marketer. Dr. Huberman’s offerings of science backed knowledge for productivity, ADHD, sleep scheduling and more have been a tremendous help to me. Aurelius’ supply of work from home knowledge is equally tremendous.

Please drop a note and let me know your thoughts if you search for their work. You’re welcome.

These fields are of great interest to me as I have committed myself to honoring my personal creativity, knowledge of pragmatic adolescent behavior, disabilities and the love language of teenagers. That is a lot for a person who has introvert tendencies with a smidge of imposter syndrome.

The Breakthrough

While sitting and listening to binaural beats streaming via YouTube and re-reading the titles to the EIGHT draft articles I had brainstormed sitting in my Medium account, I noticed it was time to switch songs. The next suggestion was a video with Aurelius. This is very different because I had only watched his videos on how to use Canva. There he was, offering to “work with you” using the Pomodoro technique while lofi beats play gently in the background.

I couldn’t click fast enough.

The Technique

A timer paired with auditory notification is set for four 25 minute intervals with 5 minute breaks in between. He lights a candle, and time begins. Boxing the time into chunks was not a new concept to me, but the added twist of having “someone” to work with was very helpful since I do not have anyone working with me at home. Caveat, I like…



Maya Bechi, M.Ed

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