I’ve recently been toying with a few apps/websites that have me really excited. I’ll share one with you today.
It’s called focus@will.
This site has dramatically increased my productivity over the last week of trying it out. I’m currently on a 30 day trial.
Here’s the thing about it:
Focus@will designs playlists of music that will increase your focus. It doesn’t use music that will distract you.
Here is an explanation from their website:
Here’s how it works:
Most people can only concentrate for a maximum of about 100 continuous minutes before needing to take a quick break to stretch, move about, maybe get a drink of water, and so on before they resume for another session.
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, sex or shiny things.
We’ve learned that people working or studying tend to take about 20 minutes to acclimate to their environment enough to really focus on the task at hand. It takes time for your brain to get used to a stimulus and start “tuning it out” in a process called “habituation”.
Each piece of music phase sequenced by focus@will has a specific role in influencing how your brain habituates, enhancing your focus and reducing distractions. Characteristics such as musical key, intensity, arrangement, speed, emotional values, recording style, and much more determine what is played where and when.
And I can honestly tell you that it has increased my productivity, especially when it comes to writing. So I’m pumped about it and you should definitely check it out.