The phone rings, the dog barks, Skype is pinging in the background…and before you know it you are distracted and flustered.
Some people have short attention spans, or a bad case of “Shiny Object Syndrome.” And some of us just experience non-stop “life happens” moments. Whatever the reason, sometimes sitting down to write a 30 minute blog post can take a hour+ of our already precious time.
Enter Focus Booster. Focus Booster is a neat tool that many bloggers/writers can use to increase writing productivity. It’s designed to help you eliminate the anxiety of time constraints, and enhance your focus and concentration. Focus Booster has been designed based on the principles of the pomodoro technique . This technique uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25-minute intervals (referred to as “pomodoros”) separated by breaks, and is based on the idea that frequent breaks refresh the mind and increase writing efficiency.
Pretty cool, ‘eh? I installed Focus Booster and found it very quick to install and even easier to use. Focus Booster pops up as a horizontal ticker-style bar that is repositionable. Start the timer for 25 minutes of intense work time and a timer will ding. Then, a new timer (your 5-minute-break timer) starts. Once your 5-minute break is up, the 25-minute work time ticker can be started again. Even as I navigated between Word docs and the Internet, the ticker bar always stayed visible.
Don’t want to download the desktop version? No problem. Focus Booster also has a live online version to tap into. Both options are free to users.
In business since 1991, Terry Green is the founder/CEO/President of BizEase Support Solutions, an American-based, online marketing support company comprised of a team of talented professionals from around North America. BizEase excels at providing speakers and business coaches worldwide with seamless online marketing solutions, from setting up shopping carts and editing video, to writing blog posts and managing Social Media and PR campaigns. BizEase clients (who span five continents) take great joy in allowing the BizEase team to take care of the details so they can get back to doing what they do best! Click here to get our weekly tips ezine delivered to your inbox every Friday, with tips on plugins, apps, and tools to make you more productive today!