Focus in the world of distraction
In recent years, the number of stimuli coming at us has increased fivefold. We are interrupted more often, get less done and experience more stress.
In this free introductory training course, we take the first step towards counteracting distraction. In four short videos you will see how distraction works in the brain and discover where it goes wrong. Then you will check your own situation with the Focus Quick Scan, and find out what you can do to get a better grip on your focus.
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Video 1: Pingpong with your attention
Mark Tigchelaar and Oscar de Bos, the founders of Focus Academy, take you into a world of distractions and find it's time to say goodbye to stress.
Video 2: Switch and you’re out
A small question from a colleague while you’re working, what does that do to your flow? Like snow before the sun, the connections in our heads disappear. Sometimes we have no idea what we were doing before. In this video you will discover, using the Flow Curve, how time, productivity and effort relate to each other.
Video 3: The secret price tag of disruption
What impact do interruptions have on our work and lives? When we switch our attention, we pay a price. We waste more time, make more mistakes and experience more stress. In this video we walk through the effects step by step and dive into the depths of things without interruption
Video 4: How to get a grip on focus?
What is the purpose of focus and why does our brain switch with its attention? In this video Mark Tigchelaar and Oscar de Bos outline their mission for more focus and less distraction: Focus Management.
Focus Quick Scan
With the theory in your pocket, it's time for practice. Which concentration leaks are relevant for me? Answer this crucial question by doing the Focus Quick Scan. Within a few minutes you will have an insight into your own focus.
Mark and Oscar dive into science and make short videos full of fun facts, such as: Phone silent and vibrationless, does that distract? How do you empty your head? Work with or without music? What's the best excuse for cheese and wine every day? Why does fidgeting help with stress? Do brain games make you smarter? Why do high fives make you more productive? What to do on the perfect date?