Our attention is the most precious asset we have. Sustained focus is the key to meaningful work. To truly focus during work hours is surprisingly hard, however. Everything is fighting for our attention. We're losing that battle to increasingly effective technologies that can loot our focus.

Today, we fight back with our new feature launch!

⏱ Can you focus on just one thing for 25 minutes?

A timer counting work time on iPhone

We're more likely to do something when the challenge is broken down into small, attainable goals. The same goes with focus. Whatever you need to get done, you'll be more enthusiastic about doing it if you break down the time investment required.

Healthy Work - Wakeout's task timer app - makes it easy to do just that. Just select the activity you want to focus on, and start time-tracking your working hours.

⚡️ The ultimate productivity hack: focus + exercise breaks

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When the 25-minute work timer is up, you're rewarded with fun exercise breaks tailored to you. These range from super short 1-minute routines to 3-minute boosters to help you stay healthy, creative and energized.

Time spent on singular focus periods combined with movement breaks is the ultimate productivity hack. It sits at the core of efficient task management. You prevent stress from split-brain work. With our tailored, short exercise breaks, you keep the burnout at bay and muscle pain from prolonged sitting. Moving frequently also helps prevent workday fatigue, making you feel energized and creative.

The result is that you can produce deeper work for longer.

⚡️ Focus Activities

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👀 Track Time With Task Timer and Know What You're Focused On
The new Healthy Work Timer keeps you focused by reminding you what's, well... at focus. The interface takes the color you chose for this activity, as well as other indicators that keep you focused. The time tracking is always there, ticking down to the goal. "Just 7 more minutes" you'll tell yourself, thus forcing yourself to stay focused just a little longer. Repeat this over time, and you'll see how much more productive your working hours become.

✅ The power of short focus sprints

The Healthy Work Timer embraces a philosophy made popular by the Pomodoro technique. For every 25 minutes of genuine focus, you get a short break as a reward. Turns out you get more done with short-focus sprints than with open-ended working hours. These small leaps of attention allow your hyperactive brain to set aside competing thoughts and ideas in favor of the present task. You know you'll get a chance to divert once the 25 minutes are up.

We hope this new feature means more time spent on productive sessions. Out now as an update as part of your subscription.

Please let us know what you think.

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