We’ve updated our Remote Toolkit to help connect our community of architects during these times of working remotely.

Timeboxing a la Pomodoro

This methodology is a time saver, one that ensures you have space for the kind of focused, heads-down, distraction-free, concentrated work that allows you to flourish. Working at home is a great opportunity to develop this skillset.

Things to think about

  • Take time at the end of the day to write out tomorrow’s to-do list
  • Offer a company-wide focused time-block to reduce interruptions
  • So much of what's happening in the world right now is out of our control, timeboxing can allow us to take the wheel
  • Ensure to also timebox in "miscellaneous" tasks. These often add up and can be discouraging if they're not complete!


  • Pomodo Tracker - time management technique and tool
  • Clockify - free time tracker
  • Focuslist - daily planner and focus app based on the pomodoro technique
  • Forest - an app to remove phone distractions and help you stay focused