In today’s daily life we use distraction to escape from stress. We use our phones to numb the pain instead of protecting time to recover. Our aim is to help you establish one moment per day for a High Quality Pause. To find a little perspective and focus on what matters. Reduce stress, enhance focus and strengthen relationships. This is how it works;
1. Plan a simple daily High Quality Pause each day for one week. Free of your phone and distraction.
2. Using techniques from behavioural science we help you plan your week and nudge you into action each day.
3. Establish useful habits that help you restore clarity and recharge focus, making it easier to do what matters most to you.
Reducing guilt and stress, enhancing focus and strengthening relationships.
What the studies tell us:
* In the UK we check our phones 50-150 times per day. What else do we do 50 times per day?
* Distraction, due to phone checking, erodes trust in relationships.
* Distraction makes it harder for us to focus on important tasks - the addictive nature of phone use has been likened to smoking and cocaine.
* We use phones to escape uncomfortable feelings, leaving difficult thoughts and emotions unresolved.
* When we take a High Quality Pause we develop our self awareness and recharge our focus battery (willpower). Making it easier to complete important tasks. Be it Deep Work, strengthening a relationship or anything in between.
Our aim is to help you establish the habit of disconnecting for short moments each day to restore clarity and focus. We think the most effective way to do this is to help you create the habit of a daily ‘High Quality Pause’.
Our recipe is a simple combination of behavioural science, neuroscience and attention training (how neuroscience describes mindfulness). Helping you develop a skill to cope and recover more effectively.
Phones keep our thinking locked into one way of seeing the world and seeing ourselves. Short moments away from our phones to focus on something that gives us meaning, helps us reduce stress and reset our perspective. To recognise that each of us is a good person, doing our best. To appreciate the good things already in our life. To understand the self criticism we apply to ourselves is unfair, makes us less effective and life feel worse. A little time each day to pause helps us ‘tidy the house within ourselves’. How satisfying is it to clear a window or a lens? We only did one thing but yet everything looks a little different.