Concentration and Escape Rooms?
When you have a big project on your to-do list, setting a timer and sitting down to just do it can sometimes be the best remedy to staying on task. To sum it up in one word: Focus…that’s exactly what you need!
Escape rooms help individuals stay focused, increase their concentration, and elevate their sense of perseverance. Why? Because your main task is to solve puzzles and escape the room in 60 minutes! And that’s the key point here: Time. When the clock is ticking, you don’t have a moment to lose, so you either hustle, or get left behind!
In our world of smartphones, smart data and smart devices, it seems that the tech all around us is doing our thinking for us. And in a situation like that, relying on your very own brainpower can seem…well, tough and overwhelming! Real results take hard work, and hard work is tough for a reason.
But focus and follow through are two extremely important characteristics for not only staying on task, but in helping you lead a better life.
Cal Newport, a Georgetown computer science professor and author of the book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, is someone who is trying to help those individuals (all of us!) whose brains are completely overcome with distraction paralysis. He says that deep work—focusing without distraction on cognitively demanding work—is where you can produce output at a much higher rate.
As you master this kind of thinking, you can do more high quality work at a rate that’s higher than others.
When you try your hand at a Clue Avenue escape room, all the tools are in place to help you increase your focus and lead you towards success! With enough practice, you can take some of the skills you learn at Clue Avenue (and other escape rooms) and incorporate those strategies into your own daily life.
To conclude, theres are always a million and a half ways you could better improve your focus. Simple things like choosing to be “bad at email and text” and not respond to everything right then and there! Embracing boredom once in a while. Taking some time away from your social media accounts. And re-learning what it means to embrace your work and daily life as if it were a scarce commodity. When it’s gone, it’s gone. Take advantage of every moment you have.