Here are a few things that have helped me stay productive and focused these days:
Soulection Show #313
As I've mentioned before, I love listening to Soulection shows while working on projects in the office that require more than a few hours of my time and focus. I usually download the mp3 directly from their website. This helps me not have to worry about the Internet loading the hour long track and also keeps my mind off of switching playlists like I would on Spotify.
Their latest show #313 is phenomenal. Really one of my all-time favorites I think. It's a bit on the aggressive side, but it gets my mind into war mode. Towards the end of the show, the vibe ebbs and flows down to more softer instrumentals. I got goosebumps when the host Joe Kay signs off.
Fullscreen Split Workstations
Whenever I need to use multiple browsers or taps to get work done faster, I like to turn on the fullscreen mode if available. For example: If I have one document or webpage I need to reference for another live working screen, the dual fullscreen mode in Apple computers really comes in handy. You can do this for any desktop program that has the fullscreen capability.
Going split fullscreen serves a two purposes:
- It helps block out any visual distractions on my desktop.
- It keeps me from switching between browsers / tabs.
What if you're having a crazy day and you're trying to make progress on multiple projects? Even though single tasking is ideal, there are definitely times where I find myself a little tight on time (aka days I might need to leave the office early).
You can do dual full screens for each workflow or project you're doing. Using the smart swipe function on Apple computers, you can easily flow back and forth between the dual split screens.
Here's a quick look at how you can do this:
B&W Desktop Wallpapers
I've been into all the black and white Work Hard Anywhere Wallpapers. I like that they keep my eyes focused on single task I'm doing whenever I'm not in fullscreen mode. Too many colors in the background tend to distract me. My personal favorite is the Black Water WHA wallpaper.