How Do I Focus - J. Richard Byrd
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How Do I Focus

How Do I Focus

If you have ever worked for yourself or worked alone, you will at some time notice you lack focus.  The kids, the TV, Internet, and some times just the complete silence take you out of your prime zone. Maybe you are like me and you researchinate. (Procrastination masquerading as research.) But a the end of the day you get nothing done.

Well, I was feeling this way a few months ago.  That I can’t focus feeling. You know the one where you stare at the screen for hours at a time and all you see is a blur.  I had a really big proposal to do, so it was important that I get focused.

I came across something called binaural beats.  “A binaural beat is an auditory illusion perceived when two different pure-tone sounds, are presented to a listener (Wikipedia).” In other words, the difference between to tones. The belief is that different frequencies excite different areas of the brain.  One frequency can affect focus, sleep, and even, dare I say it, sexually.

Being the skeptic, I looked up some binaural beats on YouTube, not anticipating anything would happen.  Boy was I wrong. Whether, this was psychosomatic or the science was real, I don’t know. All I know, I had the best afternoon of concentrated work. My productivity has improved dramatically.

So the next time you want to get in the zone.  Find some binaural beat music.


Check out my Personal Beats Meditation – Here