Pomodoro technique is one of the productivity method I use all the time. It's easy but very effective. I use this technique whenever I'm working, both in and out of office. The current app I use for timing is Time Out. There are many Pomodoro apps but I like this once since it will block my screen, forcing me to take breaks.
My ratio is 30-minute work per 6-minute break (Standard is 25:5). I tweak so I can fit 4 sessions before and after Power Nap
When I take breaks I'll do things to keep my mind out of work eg.
- Walk around
- Re-fill water bottles
- Quick chats with co-workers
- Practice typing on Monkeytype (You can set Time Out to load any website on breaks.)
- Check emails on mobile phone
- Or just close my eyes until the break is finished
The Pomodoro technique really helps me on focusing, and keeping my energy throughout the day.