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Is 20-20-20 👁️ or Pomodoro 🍅 not working for you? Try this.

3sanket3 profile image Sanket Patel ・1 min read

Not sure why but both the techniques didn't work for me and I was in need of something that can force me to take a break.

So I invented 😉 the following technique that works for me. It might sound funny but it's effective.

  1. Drink 2-3* glasses of water 🥛🥛🥛 (or as many as possible)
  2. Start coding 💻
  3. You will need to pee in about 20-25* min, go and attend to it 🚽
  4. Repeat...

Benefits:

  • More water is healthier
  • You will need to take a break
  • You will need to leave your seat and walk
  • Once done, you will feel relaxed and your mind will be at peace. It will help you with a fresh perspective on your work.

[EDIT] NOTE: By researching on @simoroshka 's comment below, it is found that to urinate up to 10 times a day is okay, not more than that. More information is curated in the comment itself, I highly recommend you also check the same.

Give it a try!

And yeah, any idea about what should I name this technique? 😂🤔

Stay Productive, Stay Healthy!

Proof read by Ronak Baldha

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Anna Simoroshka

Too much water can actually kill you 🤔

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Sanket Patel Author

Hi @simoroshka , actually I was under impression that there is no much harm to have more water. We just need to urinate regularly without giving much burden to the kidney. But as you said some article explains that overhydration is also a thing. This of Reader's Digest suggests, to urinate up to 10 times a day is okay. If you need to go more then you are over drinking. Surely this is not something official or full proof guidance but this is what I found. I would love to know if you or anyone have a concrete idea about the same.

Considering the same in my case, if 10 is upper limit then also I think I would left with at least 5-6 such sessions. So by drinking little less water I can make the sessions of 45min-1hr, which is enough to cover most part of my day.

Let me edit the post to mention the same.

Thanks for pointing it out :)

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Anna Simoroshka

Take care of yourself! :)

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Phil Ashby

Oddly enough I do something similar, but with tea ('cause I'm British, probably), although it's typically 1-2 hours between breaks for me.

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Jay Baldha

I think it is not healthy overhydration can effect your health in a bad way.

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Sanket Patel Author

Yes, I got to know about it from @simoroshka 's comment. That's why, I added the NOTE. Thanks for your concern, though :)

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lukaszkuczynski

I am also drinking a lot during the work day and I think it increases my productivity. I prefer hot water with ginger. Thanks for sharing!

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Vitor Souza

That's different haha, it is a pomodoro technique but healthier. But I see a con, if you work near your manager you may annoy him because you're going out to pee and fill your bottle alot.