But a key part of productivity is taking regular breaks.
Focus Break Mode enables you the flexibility of staying productive, while also allowing yourself some time off.
Just like the Pomodoro Technique discovered, regular breaks are a key way to be more effective.
Regular breaks allow you to rest and regain energy to refocus. They're a great time to get up and stretch, and grab anything you might need for your next Focus session.
To start a new session with breaks, click the Focus menubar icon then click the Break button. It will toggle through the available break settings so you can quickly choose your desired setting.
Once your session starts, you'll be allowed to take a break up to the maximum you've set.
After you run out of breaks, you won't be able to take them anymore. And if you're in Locked Mode you'll be forced to finish your session.
You can also configure breaks on a per-schedule basis ahead of time.
Simply change the desired break setting in the Schedules preference panel.
To configure breaks for Schedules, refer to the video above.
To configure breaks for Timer and Pomodoro Sessions, go to the Timers preference panel where you can edit the settings.
Now that you've learned how to block distractions, track your productivity, and take breaks—it's time to learn one of the biggest ways to customize Focus and integrate it directly into your workflows.