About an hour ago I was again making pancakes while programming. 1 minute in the pan on each side for programming time, then 20 seconds of flipping our pouring in a new one as break or retrospective. This resembles the Pomodoro Technique, but at a much higher frequency.
I found the rhythm rather comfortable. I want to believe that in an uncertain environment short feedback cycles are more beneficial than longer, and I wasn’t quite sure where to go with the code at the time.
There could also be some primal resonance with the 1 min 20 sec period, but I haven’t done any research on that.
It could also be that I have a brain disorder, but I’ll ignore that possibility for now.