Welcome to the Coffee Talk thread. In this series of threads we discuss productivity in general (i.e. not necessarily Asana related). Everyone is welcome to join into these casual discussions.
In a crowded office or workspace, it can be hard to tune out distractions and really focus on the task you’re trying to accomplish. For me, when I’m writing, I need to be able to completely tune out various noises (such as a group of coworkers talking at the nearby printer) but I want to remain available to my colleagues with an open door. To accomplish this, I utilize white noise.
There are a plethora of white noise apps out there. My favorite is (aptly named) White Noise. With this program, I can choose to use a desktop application or their mobile app. It allows you to choose from a wide variety of sounds, lets you mix sounds for a custom experience, save playlists and even upload your own sounds.
It’s amusing that ambient noise can help you focus from ambient noise, yet somehow it works. I am able to use headphones to help me crank out some work at my desk yet leave my office door open so colleagues feel welcome to approach me with a question.
What tools do you use to help you focus and get things done?