Ensure You Play The RIGHT Background Music While Studying Or Working – Focus At Will
Like many people, I often play background music while I am working, or otherwise want to concentrate.
The problem is, not all music is good for when we work.
We need to consider the effect of music from a neuroscience perspective. This way we can flow with the natural laws of our minds/bodies and not against them. Makes sense right?
Music with lyrics (words) tends to distract the mind (brain). Even music without lyrics can distract and cut comprehension. Some music tends to connect with you emotionally and intellectually in ways which are unhelpful.
Lets’ think about what we want to do when we are working (or should do anyway). We want to focus. (Multitasking is not a good idea – this scientifically based statement is beyond the scope of this article however).
What to do?
If you are like me, you will probably appreciate a high quality service which selects/produces/plays the right type of background music for you yes? One which helps you improve focus and concentration.
Such a service is focus@will.
I quote from their website:
focus@will technology delivers various “Attention Amplifying” music channels scientifically designed to engage with your brain’s limbic system. This soothes the easily distracted fight or flight mechanism increasing attention span and general focus
Focus@will have developed their service in partnership with leading neuroscientists.
More from them: “Focus@Will is a productivity platform that allows professionals to be 4x more productive while they work. We help you get in focus faster, and longer, with scientifically optimized music to reduce your distractions and help you get stuff done. It’s not a playlist, it’s brain music for productivity. Focus@Will has over 50 channels, with tens of thousands of hours. The music you find on Focus@Will cannot be found anywhere else, we remaster, re-edit, and re-produce each track to remove all distracting elements so you can stay productive and focused faster and longer. We add to each channel monthly, so you’ll never be distracted by listening to music that you have already heard.”
I suggest you try the focus at will service, without obligation, and which you can do free for two weeks without having to give any credit card details. Experience the difference yourself.
I have been a paid member of focus@will since the early days and love listening to it. The low annual cost (they have a monthly plan as well) pays for itself by greater productivity and quality of work. In fact, it would cost me money if I did not use focus@will!
PS: I offer coaching on increasing focus and enabling ‘deep work’. If you want to know more please contact me.