Pomodoris are horrible. I have tested these out for two days now and I can find no joy or advantage in working with pomodoro compared to working normally.
Using Pomodoro, you should carve out discrete chuncks of time that you spend single-mindendly on working on a single task. This way you can concentrate better and also get frequent breaks to keep you relaxed and effective in the long run also.
So far I haven't really seen the benefits. I've been using the default 25 minutes pomodoris and everything seems to take either 12 minutes or 31 minutes. Either I finish way too early and my Pomodori-flow goes all haywire or then my timer finishes and I would have just two paragraphs to go to finish and my flow in general goes out the window.
I'm somewhat protective of my flow state, so using Pomodoro seems unintuitive, as it's designed to break your flow regularly all the bloody time. If it takes about 15 minutes to get sucked in properly, that leaves just 10 minutes of working effectively until getting bumped out by the Pomodoro timer. Seems completely insane to me.
I think the idea is that after using Pomodoro for a while, you would get acclimated to the 25 minute rhythm and drop into flow instantly when winding up the clock etc.
So far, I'm pretty far from that. I'm going to stick to Pomodoro for at least this week and see if it gets any easier at some point. It just seems that learning to use Pomodoro properly would take huge effort and the benefit would be sort of brittle.
I'll get back to this after this week, we'll see if I'll change my mind.