My quick and easy Bright Idea this month, is all about having that coffee shop vibe without the cost this summer!
I love to hang out in coffee shops pretending to be productive on my laptop. Once I actually took a stack of papers to grade with me to my favorite local coffee shop.
There's just one problem. Going to Starbucks to work costs money that could be better spent (hello technology wish list or Kendra Scott necklace I want but don't need). But when I'm home, I struggle with staying focused if the TV is on or if music is playing. I love background noise, but not something I'll end up singing along with or waste time flipping between tabs to click NEXT.
Here comes my Bright Idea. I use an app called Coffitivity for background noise. What background noise you ask...I'll let them explain!
There's just something about that Morning Murmur that helps me stay on task (until the Periscope alert whistles) and I feel better about my work-at-home uniform of yoga pants and hoodies. You don't have to be at home to take advantage of this tool. There is also a mobile app for ios and Android!
When I put this app on, I am able to stay focused for longer periods of time than I am if I have music playing.
If you try it out, let me know in the comments below or tag me on Instagram!
Do you have other tricks to help you stay focused while working?
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