Do a pomodoro. The tomato that's a verb. Sure, the technique has merits, but be careful not to miss the point. Technique is never enough.
We all want a magic bullet, something to fix us. In the case of those who want to beat procrastination and to be more productive, one option is the Pomodoro Technique. If you don't know what it is, check out this YouTube video summary.
What's the problem?
Hey, it makes sense, right? And, it worked for Francesco Cirillo who invented the technique to stay focused while at university. Well, maybe it did. I don't know of research that supports the many claims made about how it "trains the brain" or makes us more productive in the long run.
The key thing for me is that any technique will always fall short when it isn't supported by commitment and focus. If you are deeply committed to working on a task, then, yes, a timer that helps you focus for 25 minutes may be a trick to get you started, but then there's the next 25 minutes, and the 25 after that.