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Re: Maintaining one's focus while working (alpha/beta/delta brain waves)

by tinman (Curate)
on Apr 17, 2001 at 04:18 UTC ( #73016=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Maintaining one's focus while working (alpha/beta/delta brain waves)

Loud techno music! Right now, I'm listening to a mix of Moby, Fatboy Slim, the Prodigy etc :o)

Seriously, though, I had that same problem when I was in university.. I couldn't concentrate at all when I was in the labs in the mornings, but I found I used to work much better at home.. so, my solution was to come in late, spend mornings at home... sometimes, though, you just need to relax, or think about/do something else to help regain your focus.. walks and a break near the coffee maker help for me.. :o), also play tetris or minesweeper (yes, I own up to it ;o)

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Re: Re: Maintaining one's focus while working (alpha/beta/delta brain waves)
by dws (Chancellor) on Apr 17, 2001 at 04:28 UTC
    I balance out curve by sitting on the otherside. My preferred "flow" music is Gregorian chant. Great stuff for putting one into a contemplative mood. It has a good, steady cadence, and since I don't speak Latin, the "lyrics" are unobtrusive. :)

Re: Re: Maintaining one's focus while working (alpha/beta/delta brain waves)
by arashi (Priest) on Apr 18, 2001 at 21:51 UTC
    I have similar problems getting my mind on focus. Either the office is too noisy, or to hot (we have bad ventilation and too many computers), or someone is making unreasonable requests, and I get off track, and unfortunetly it may be a week or more before I can truely get back on track again. But then something else comes and de-rails me. I found that I work best when I have the office to myself, or listening to loud music (Jpop usually). Games also help, taking a 15 minute break to play a quick game helps a lot, unfortunetly some games are more addictive than others, and lead to longer breaks ;)


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