These days, it is becoming increasingly difficult to focus on one thing at a time. Multi-tasking has become the norm and is often expected by our employers, families and society as a whole. Add to that a never ending stream of notifications from our phone, computer, tablet, refrigerator, etc and it becomes nearly impossible to focus on a single thing for more than a few minutes at a time.
The impacts of this are:
Focus Challenges encourage you to play a short music mix, and focus on only one thing for the duration of that mix. Avoid all distractions from your phone, email and co-workers during the mix. Most distractions can wait until the mix is over. Mixes are approximately 25 minutes long. This duration is inspired by Francesco Cirillo's Pomodoro Technique®.
When the mix ends you can take a break or attend to any notifications that came in during the challenge.
(Please end the challenge early for emergencies.)
The possibilities are endless
Nope. All you have to do is commit to focussing on your goal. You might not achieve your goal during the challenge, but you will make uninterrupted progress towards achieving it, and that's really the goal of these challenges.
Listen to our first Focus Challenge on Mix Cloud
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