Our workplace has a big influence on how we feel and on how productive we are.
It might be often difficult to find the right place where we can fully focus and get things done. Working from an office can get too loud and you get continuously distracted. According to Gloria Mark, professor of informatics at the University of California, Irvine, workers get distracted every 3 minutes and once distracted it can take up to 23 minutes to fully focus again. On the other hand, if you are totally on your own and you work for example from home, it might be often too quiet and hard to get yourself motivated.
In both cases it is difficult to concentrate and that’s probably why many people seek out coffee shops or other places to work where there is a slight but constant buzz of background noise.
A paper published by the Journal of Consumer Research shows that the right amount of noise, between 50-70 dB is the right level of distraction which keeps the brain active and enhances creative thinking.
In reality, it is not easy to control the quality and level of noise we are exposed to and it might be very difficult to change our actual workplace once it gets too noisy or the silence takes upper hand and you feel nothing moves forward.
The solution to this is a simple background noise generator like Noisli, where you can block out annoying noises or defeat the silence and stay active and focused.
With Noisli you can mix and combine different sounds to create your personal sound environment according to your needs and preferences.
One day you can work under a tree with rustling leaves in the wind, chirping birds and a little creek in the distance. The next day you might prefer to work in a crowded coffee shop or pretend to work during a windy and rainy night with lots of thunderstorms. You decide which one works best for you and which suits your needs in every given moment.