🎧 Binaural Beats
And the magic of sound waves 🪄
Hey there 👋🏼
I've shared this a couple of times, but perhaps like you, I tend to have a lot of trouble focusing. My mind is rattling, with thoughts going at high speed all the time and that makes it harder for me to settle down and focus on the task at hand.
Back in 2020, right at the beginning of the pandemic, I was introduced to something that honestly changed my life since.
Binaural Beats are an illusion that our brain makes when listening to two tones of slightly different frequencies at the same time.
The brain creates a third tone which is the subtraction between the first and the second frequency. So, if you're listening to one tone at 440Hz and another at 444Hz, the illusion your brain creates, called the Binaural Beat, will be a tone at 4Hz frequency.
If we listen to classical music we tend to feel calmer than to when we listen to hard rock or heavy metal 🤘 (is heavy metal still a valid category?). That's because our brain is stimulated by the different sounds and delivers a different reaction to each one.
It's no surprise that when listening to Binaural Beats, our brain reacts differently to the available frequencies, helping us improve our focus and study capabilities as well as boost relaxation and sleep.
The best range of frequencies that promotes focus is between 4Hz and 100Hz, namely the Alpha, Beta and Gamma frequencies.
Now, let's focus on what really matters (pun intended).
If you want to improve your focus by using Binaural Beats, go to Spotify, or a similar service, and add this playlist to your library: 🔉 Binaural Beats: Focus.
I use this playlist every single day and alongside the Pomodoro Technique and calendar time blocking, I manage to take my productivity to a whole new level.
That's it from me. I hope you have a fantastic weekend and that this issue helps you achieve a whole new level of focus. Please share your results 😉
Focusing is hard
Binaural Beats are an illusion our brain creates
We can maximise behaviours depending on the frequency we're listening to
Use this playlist to help you focus - 🔉 Binaural Beats: Focus.
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