Noone ever accused me of standing still.
But I don’t find it easy staying focused.
Thankfully there are three amazing tools in my arsenal that help me conquer the devil that is distraction.
- Focus At Will (http://www.focusatwill.com/). This delivers the kind of mind-soothing music you just can’t find elsewhere. It has auto-generated playlists of all genres of music and with user-defined rhythmic beats so you can get motivated or destressed depending on the situation at hand. After 30 days free you pay less than five bucks a month. Focus At Will has been a lifesaver for me.
- Coffitivity (http://www.coffitivity.com/). This is a fun one. If you work best in coffee shops but find the idea of dumping a fiver each time you want to wet your mouth a disgusting fallacy, Coffitivity brings the coffee shop to you. There are premium coffee shop soundscapes but why would you bother? Now I’ve heard this I’m convinced the guys at the Marketing Over Coffee podcast channel this stuff into their mixer rather than hang out at the donut shop where they purport to be. RUMBLED!
- Pomodairo AIR app (https://code.google.com/p/pomodairo/). Why do more people not know about this? You set the timer, get on with your work, and a bell rings when you could recede from that self-imposed exile of productivity greatness. Pomodairo works on the principle of breaking your time into 30 minute chunks. You focus for 25 minutes than play for 5; rinse and repeat. This seriously is a game-changer if you want to chunk your day into phases of genius.
Recipe for productivity nirvana
Try 1 for 30 days. Love it, sign up. If not, go free with 2 and use 3 every time you need to devote yourself to a task unreservedly for 25 minutes.
How do you get productive?
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