How to Dramatically Improve Mental Focus,
Concentration, and Alertness
In the summer of 2008, I had the privilege of sitting in on
a talk given by a high performance coach - someone with
many years of experience teaching others how to work as
effectively and as efficiently as possible.
one key point that I took away from his talk was to create
clean focus time each day. Clean focus time is time that
you spend devoting every aspect of your being to the most
important task on your plate.
Clean focus time requires that you close
the door to your room, turn off the ringer on the phone,
disconnect your internet access - or at least any programs
that can alert you to new notifications and e-mails - clear
your desk, and devote your physical, mental, and emotional
energy on one thing.
Learning about clean focus time was a huge
wake-up call for me. Prior to learning about it, I considered
myself to be a good multi-tasker, able to complete several
tasks quickly and efficiently, all at the same time.
The reality is that we can never truly multi-task.
Even while multi-tasking, we do bits of one thing at a time,
and as we scurry from task to task, we interrupt our focus
on each task at hand, which typically results in being inefficient.
I've learned from experience that a far
better way to produce quality work in the most efficient
manner possible is to spend at least a solid thirty to sixty
minutes at a time on each task.
The key is to work on nothing but one task
during those thirty to sixty minutes.
I've actually found that quite often, I
get so locked in on clean focus time that I end up working
for up to two hours straight on one project.
I really started getting into clean focus time, to best
support my clean focus sessions, I began using audio technology
called brainwave entrainment to ensure that my natural brainwaves
are locked in at a frequency that is best for promoting
optimal mental focus, alertness, and concentration, all
while being pleasantly relaxed.
Brainwave entrainment is an amazing field,
one that I've been using more and more to address specific
health and life challenges. If you're not familiar with
brainwave entrainment, here's how it works:
You listen to an audio track that's been
programmed with quiet pulses that are spaced at just the
right frequency to promote the brainwaves that you need
for a specific task. In the case of clean focus time,
the frequency range is right around 14 Hertz.
To make the pulses pleasant to listen
to, they're blended with soothing sounds of nature. I
worked with a professional audio editor to experiment
with a number of sounds, and the three that we liked best
were a steady rainfall, a quiet creek, and a gentle waterfall.
So these days, I almost always listen to
one or more of these tracks during my clean focus times,
and I'm still amazed by how much more I'm able to get done
in clean, efficient chunks of time.
I wish that I knew about clean focus time
and had access to this type of audio technology when I was
in school, as I know that all of this would have made me
even more of an effective learner throughout my undergraduate
and graduate years. I'll definitely be encouraging our two
sons to apply clean focus time and this audio technology
to their studies when the time comes.
The three tracks that my professional audio
editing partner and I created are available as three separate,
25-minute tracks on a single CD called Inner
1. Spring Rain (25 min.)
2. Walden Creek (25 min.)
3. Forest Waterfall (25 min.)
Focus is now available at our natural health shop.
And because there are no grey areas that can significantly
affect it ability to produce results, I invite you to give
it a try for up to a full year. Use it whenever you need
to experience heightened mental focus and concentration.
If you don't find that it helps you in a
significant way, send me an e-mail at feedback (at) drbenkim.com
and I'll be sure that you're given a refund. I'm that confident
that this technology can help others just as it's helped
Just one final note: though brainwave entrainment
doesn't technically require that you use headphones for
optimal results, in using all three tracks on Inner
Focus with and without headphones numerous times,
I've found that I get my best results when I use headphones.
There's just something special and meditative about listening
to a steady rainfall, waterfall, or a quiet creek as though
I'm sitting right in the middle of a peaceful forest.
here to order your copy of Inner Focus - 24.95
USD, which includes shipping and handling to any location
in the world.
Please note that if you're not satisfied
with the results that you obtain in using Inner Focus,
you can ask for a refund up to a full year after giving
Focus a try; a refund constitutes 24.95 USD minus
S&H to your location.