Improve Your Focus (beta)

Science-backed strategies for focusing longer and in more distracting environments

Cal Newport, author of the bestselling book, Deep Work, describes the importance of focus: “Having spent the past three years researching and writing my book Deep Work on this topic, I’m convinced that focus is the new I.Q.; it’s becoming one of the most useful and prized abilities in our economy. But unlike I.Q. you can significantly improve this ability through practice.”

He goes on to say: “deep work – the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task - is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy.”

People who focus more experience lower levels of stress and exhaustion (Harvard Business Review).

It's time to prepare yourself to a be among the top performers in the 21st century and enjoy a more relaxed and peaceful mental state.

In this course, you'll learn to:

  • Focus for longer periods of time
  • Focus in more distracting environments
  • Refocus more quickly when distracted
  • Respond to the 4 types of distractions without losing much time
  • Find more time for your hardest work ('deep work')

"Everyone has his or her own struggles with distractions and I think this course hits on the biggest offenders."

- Specialist, Google

"I had never thought about the internal distractions in a four-part way. I feel like previously I had been tackling all internal distractions the same way as they are all seemingly thoughts floating around in my brain throughout the day. This in itself was incredibly helpful to me and my own personal productivity.

In addition, the tips about the apps for your phone and the grayscale were nothing I had ever heard of… But I can have days where I get immersed in personal email or social media and this definitely helps me ward that off and holds me accountable."

- Consultant, Bluewolf (an IBM company)

"This course was useful in pointing out the issues with common examples of office multi-tasking."

- Consultant, Bain & Company



How would you like access to all of our courses plus the opportunity to take the Time-Finder diagnostic monthly?

Purchase a School of Time membership for $10/month or $84/year and get access to everything, including new content added monthly.

About Us


Our goal is putting time back in your life. We help individuals and companies save time by developing productive habits and adopting productive mindsets based on real research into where people lose time and how they can get it back.

Our online courses enable you to take ~5 minutes of your daily Facebook or Instagram scrolling time and get something for it. Here's how they work:

  • Micro-lessons: ~5 mins each, 1-2 hours over a month
  • Learning as a game: Learn by answering questions, no long reading
  • Habit-focused: Designed to help you change your behaviors

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and ends in 2 months! You're free to choose how you move through the course. Remember that information alone won't save you time. Aligning your behaviors with research-backed practices will and that takes focus, which is why we restrict access to 2 months.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have access to the course for 2 months, though you will be able to download some resources and keep them forever! After 2 months is up, you can purchase access to the course for another 2 months... or soon you'll be able to choose one of our soon-to-be-released subscription plans.
What does it mean that this is a beta version?
This course currently reflects the best practices we’ve been teaching companies and individuals since our inception. However, we’re currently in the process of making our way through the peer-reviewed research papers and crunching the time-saving calculations to know exactly how much time you can save here. We’ll be updating the course soon! If you want to be notified when the course is updated, email us at connect@zarvana.com.
Will my company pay for me to go through this course?
We'd love to help make that possible! There are real and clear benefits to your company of you going through this course. Simply email us at connect@zarvana.com with a little information about yourself and your company and we'll get started on making that a reality.
How can I make this course available to my company?
We love working with companies! Send us a short note at connect@zarvana.com describing how we can help and we'll design a plan that can work for your company.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the 2 weeks and we will give you a full refund.
Will this course ever change or be updated?
Yes! We’re working hard to make sure these courses reflect the latest research and breakthrough strategies. Whenever we make an update that will benefit you, we’ll send you a note so that you can be sure to check it out.

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