Power Tip: Concentrating with the Focus list

Focusing items can help you highlight things that need your attention now. They get a star and they appear in the Focus list, which you can have emailed to you daily. It’s a great way to concentrate on what matters, without being distracted by other things that maybe aren’t quite as critical at the moment.

Bruce Lee keeps his focus despite the chaos that surrounds

How to focus items:

You can manually focus any item by clicking the star icon next to it . If you’re using the web app, you can also drag items to your Focus list.

You can automatically focus actions and projects by giving them a scheduled start or due date. When the date arrives, it will appear in your Focus list so you don’t forget.

Due date arrives- item gets focused

Good to know: Starring an item doesn’t move it. The Focus list just shows your starred items in one place, but the items still exist in their original locations.

Getting your Focus list by email:

If you’re worried you’ll forget to check your Focus list, you can have that sent to you first thing in the morning. To set it up:

Access your settings and click My Account/ Manage Account. Within the new page, scroll down to Focus via Email, click Change Days of the Week and make your selections.

Focus email days

Good to know: We’ll send your Focus list to the email address you use to login to Nirvana, so keep an eye out for it there.

This is just one of the ways you can find what you need in Nirvana when you need it. For more information about focusing and filtering to choose your next action, check out our getting started guide.