Do you have trouble staying focused on a task because of your… “SQUIRREL!” …phone and all of its time-sucking apps? Do you or your child have a diagnosed attention disorder and have trouble focusing due to the ever-present smartphone?
If either of these scenarios is familiar, then the Forest: Stay Focused, Be Present app just might be a solution.
Whenever you want to focus on your work, open the app, set the time, and click the button to plant your tree. If you leave the app before a predetermined amount of time, your tree will wither and die. If you are successful and stay out off any other apps on your phone, your tree will flourish. The more focused you are, the more trees you can grow, and eventually, you can grow a lush forest.
The Forest app has been around for awhile, but it continues to be improved and work well. In my opinion, it can be a great tool to curb the urge to look at your phone and stay focused and could be motivating when competing against friends and that competitive sibling to see who is the champion “Focuser”!