Focus at Will

Focus at will

I tried this app and have to say – I like it!

Normally I have a hard time listening to anything when I’m trying to focus on work (except, for some reason, a buzzing office in the background which somehow energizes me). Music? Forget about it! Listening to a podcast? No way!

So when a friend told me about Focus@will and mentioned the focus it provides her (she has ADHD), I had to give it a try! I’m not opposed to trying anything that will help me get more done in less time – even nootropics.

According to their website, most people can only focus for up to 20 minutes at a time before needing a break. This is due to sensory distractions – sound, smell, vision and touch – and due to boredom which leads to getting onto social media, texting and eating.

Focus@will uses features of sounds found by neuroscientists to help you focus and retain information. They increase your focus by customizing and slightly changing the characteristics of music at the right time intervals. So it can keep you focused for up to 100 minutes.

Cue the cool graphic from their site!

Side note - for productivity and high performance results, I don’t recommend going more than 50 minutes before taking a break. You can set the timer in the app to stop at 50 minutes which is a great reminder to take your 10 minute walk or social break.

Reasonable and accessible pricing

The pricing is reasonable, making it accessible to more users. They offer a one week free trial to give it a try. And from there, you can choose a month-to-month option of only $7.49/month or you can choose the annual option and get 5 months free. They even have a 2-year option. Full disclosure, I’m just doing the month-to-month right now. I was still trying it out on day 7 and wasn’t quite ready to lock into a full year yet.

Final thoughts

So my verdict? For me, I thrive with a buzzing office background – something I miss now working from home. This app gives me that low background noise I need to keep me focused and not distracted.

So give it a try! You can sign up for the free trial at: Focus@will

For more resources to get more out of your day, check out our Time Management for Leaders course. This course teaches you everything you need to know as a leader to be more effective with your time. In the course, we cover: delegation, prioritization, setting boundaries, eliminating time wasters and time management systems you can try out to see what works best for you!


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