Having trouble with focusing on a task? Read this.
I’m the type of person who tends to struggle with focusing on a particular task. There’s always a new app that you’d like to check out from the app store, or an interesting email/blog post you’d like to read, or maybe a quick fix game that’ll lay you off some stress at work. But what if there was a game (of sorts) that’ll not only help you finish your tasks and save you time, but also help the Earth?
Look no further than Forest app!
It’s a nifty little Pomodoro timer that plants a sapling and grows to a tree if you stay focused within the time span you’ve chosen. You can think of it as a game where you win by not playing. The best part? You can even plant a real-life tree on Earth by continual use of the app!
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. These intervals are named pomodoros, the plural in English of the Italian word pomodoro (tomato), after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer that Cirillo used as a university student. — Wikipedia
You’re probably wondering — how can you plant trees by using an app like Forest, right? Well, the makers behind Forest are partnered with several tree planting groups like Trees for the Future who execute the plantation of trees on several deforested areas in the world. All you gotta do to help them out is to keep using the app or, if you’re feeling generous and you love the app features, purchase some sunshine elixir which can be used to unlock other tree/bush species, ambient sounds to help you focus and most importantly, aid in the plantation of a new sapling.
Based on my own experience, it really helps you focus and be rewarded for focusing on a task — be it at work, study or just hanging out with your friends — the Forest app will be your companion through stressful and even peaceful scenarios.
What are you waiting for? It’s on sale on the app store for a low price of just ~$1.99! It’s a great investment because it’s all good — you help yourself focus, you help the Earth, what more could you ask for?
Of course if you haven’t got cash to spare and you’d want similar features to Forest, there are tons of alternatives available but none are quite like it. I hope this gave you insight into what you can gain from Forest. Happy planting!
I am in no way related to Forest app’s marketing, I just want to give an honest review of their app. Hope you have a productive day ahead!