Pomodoro Sessions to Master Your Focus


Focusing on a single task for long periods of time can be challenging. Work sessions can drag into long inefficient drags, and moments of concentration and focused work can come far in between. The Pomodoro Technique was designed to bring back efficiency into your work or study time.

What is the Pomodoro Technique?

The “Pomodoro Technique” (Pomodoro being the Italian word for tomato 🍅) is a simple, yet effective time management method. Just like the real kitchen timer, the basic idea is to block off a timespan, say 25 minutes, and work without interruptions for that period. Afterwards, take a five minute break. Repeat.

These sessions can be many things at once: a time management strategy, a productivity tool, and a source of satisfaction. For instance, the 25-minute timer gives you "permission" to stop checking your email, Facebook, or Twitter: you have a deadline, so you can't waste time. The breaks then give you permission to rest your eyes, hands, and brain: (yeah, you're actually allowed to take a break!)

In short, the principle is deceptively simple, but it's powerful.

Manage your time from the chat

Run your pomodoro sessions using a chatbot on your favorite chat or collaboration platform.

Type @DailyBot pomodoro to start a new session.
  1. Anyone can start a new "pomodoro" session by running pomodoro or pomodoro # in a private message with DailyBot.
  2. DailyBot will send you alerts at the end of your session(s) reminding you to take a break, or to tell you that the pomodoro was completed.

pomodoro help

pomodoro #: to start one session of # minutes. 
pomodoro 3 30/10:
to start 3 consecutive pomodoros of 30 min each, with 10 min breaks. Change the numbers to switch it up at will. Just remember:

(3) or the first number is your number of pomodoro cycles / sessions.

(30) or the 2nd number is always how long (in minutes) it should last each cycle / session.

(10) or the last number is always how long (in minutes) should breaks last between cycles / sessions.


* There's no number to control the number of breaks.


  • This command works in both private and public settings, so technically you could set a public pomodoro if you needeed to. (Good for pair programming and other group tasks)