Exactly, Miranda, when I don’t want to work (for whatever reason), it’s simply easier to think: Well, I can manange one more Pomodoro. Often, when I got something done, the next one comes without effort.
I use a Pomodoro app to silence my phone (calls, twitter and email notifications).
I am programmer and you can easily get sucked into e debugging problem. At least after 25 mins my app rings and pulls me out of the debugging trap.
Btw, greetings from Vienna, Austria to you – I love how Doug brings people together from around the globe.