Focus is your most valuable asset. With it you can produce amazing results. But it can be difficult to control. It can be hard to put it to work.
One way to take your focus, and thus your productivity, to the next level is by listening to music while you work. But if you are like me that means first creating a playlist out of the 3,000+ songs in your iTunes account…decisions, decisions, decisions. But then you find out they can’t be just any songs… When I am working on something creative, especially writing, and a favorite song of mine comes on I get even more distracted and will even end up writing song lyrics instead of what I meant to write! Not good.
Recently, I found a new tool that solves these very problems while helping you take your focus to a new level. It’s a little webpage called Focus@Will. This tool is a music player that has been designed very specifically to increase your focus.
The focus@will system makes it easier for you to get into the concentration flow, and then keeps you there. It works in the background by subtly soothing the part of your brain, the limbic system, that is always on the lookout for danger, food, or shiny things.
Generally, it takes people about 20 minutes to get used to their environment enough to be able to focus at a high level. Once you are at that level you are in a state known as habituation, and you tune out your environment. The problem is we can only maintain habituation for so long before our mind wanders and is distracted by another stimulus.
Focus@will is specifically designed to influence how your brain habituates. The music is scientifically chosen based on characteristics like key, intensity, speed, and more to be played when needed to keep you in the ideal phase of habituation.
You can check out their website for more details on the actual science. focasatwill.com
Try out the Focus@will system today. Use it during one of your 50.10.50 sessions or do a special Focus Finder session. In the last two weeks Focus@will has become one of my favorite productivity tools and I cannot wait for the app to be released!