Tim Ferriss said “being able to do anything you want all of the time is a recipe for disaster, paralysis and procrastination for the creative person.” I couldn’t agree more as a very creative person, ironically, who needs a lot of downtime to recharge. That doesn’t mean I need downtime 24/7 but it does mean I need a balance of both downtime, and productive time. This week I discovered The Productivity Planner. I had never heard of The Pomodoro Technique before, but it is something that I could immediately get onboard with. The Pomodoro is all about blocks of focused time. You set a timer for 25 minutes and begin, without interruption. Aside from making me hungry for an Italian feast, it has been essential to my daily routine. I invite you to click the link above to learn more about it if you wish.