If there's one area that binaural beats really come into their own its for upping work productivity and putting you into the focus zone!
Perhaps one of the hardest things in life is to knuckle down and get what you need to get done…well, done basically.
Whether it's an essay, a work project in the office, your resume that needs rewriting or studying for an exam, even doing the housework (the hardest one for me)..lol, getting into the zone to actually dedicate enough solid focus on the task to do it well isn't easy.
I was reminded of this recently because I'd been really having problems remaining undistracted at work. I'd work for 10 minutes and then be distracted by anything; a tea break when I didn't really need it, someone speaking to someone else that had nothing to do with me, twirling a pencil, randomly looking up stuff on the web.
It was like I was constantly looking for excuses to be distracted. I had developed the concentration span of a flea and wasn't getting much done at all.
Binaural Beats For Focus
Dun, dun dah! Enter binaural beats for focus to the rescue. I needed some alpha waves while I was working to get that tunnel vision, that mindset where I am engaged for hours on end, undistracted by anyone and anything.
I loaded up my iPod with the Binauralbeatsmedtation.com Zen Focus recording and went to work – I am currently on a temporary contract for a media company that deals with on and offline advertising, but as you may know by now my passion is music and hope to land a full time job somewhere in a studio soon.
Seriously, within minutes of listening I was zoned in. I won't deny that putting on my big Bose headphones didn't help because it does block out the environment. But the spaciousness of the soundscape and the hypnotic tone immediately got to work on my brain.
I could literally feel it pulling my mind to centre, as if the two sides of my brain inverted slightly to focus in a straight line. I felt calm, cool and concentrated. I lost that impatient “I'm at work and I'd rather be doing something else” feeling. It became about the task at hand – which was writing up a new proposal for a potential client.
I felt that good old feeling I used to have in university when I was really into my study; reading books, taking notes and compiling a master thesis on the influence of rhythm and blues on contemporary music….anyway, you get my drift.
It Really Works
If you are having trouble keeping focus and getting stuff done I totally recommend trying an Alpha recording like Zen Focus.
Listening once a day last week really hiked my productivity and made me stay still for long enough to really impress my boss with my potential – not that I'm sure whether I'd want to stay longer than the six months anyway!
It doesn't matter what task you're doing as long as you can wear headphones. I wouldn't go as low as Theta though for working – that could a recipe for getting a little too chilled out and saying “screw it, I wanna chill with some TV and snacks :)”. Let me know how you get on!