If you've developed a seriously high tolerance for caffeine like me, you may want to read on 🤔.
Quickly after working full-time as a developer, I began to realize that my morning cup of Joe wasn't working for me anymore. Soon, two, three and then four cups of Joe ☕️ ☕️ ☕️ ☕️ simply wasn't cutting it for me!
The coffee jitters had me all like:
I explored other ways to boost my morning productivity. l-Theanine combined with the coffee does help, but the rest that I tried were overpriced and way overhyped IMO (bulletproof coffee 🤥).
I recently discovered, what I can only describe as, 'focus music'. That is music which has been specifically created to improve focus and concentration. Heck, even Kipochge listens to Kelly Clarkson. I have always avoided music while working as it invariably becomes even more distracting than the original noise I'm trying to drown out. So, when I signed up for a trial with Brain.fm, I wasn't expecting too much (although, I did expect it to be at least better than Kelly Clarkson). However, I was pleasantly surprised by how effective their music was! I was able to quickly and consistently develop a flow state. There is a bunch of research about why their music is so effective (something to do with pitch and lack of instrumental complexity of the music). All I know is that I have replaced my jitter-inducing coffees with a cup of green tea 🍵 and focus music 🎵.
He's deep in that flow:
I have since found the Brain.fm desktop app a little buggy and prefer to work my phone switched off. Therefore, I have replaced it with simply using YouTube which is awash with free focus music soundtracks.
Have you tried 'focus music', and what are your productivity boosters?