When you need something to help you stay focused, I'm sure you have your own little tricks. A gummy bear at the end of a page helps to motivate kids to study, but what about adults?
I mean, I'm not going to refuse a gummy bear. But when I'm trying to watch my waistline and get things done, I need to get a little more creative.
Sometimes powering through and finishing a project can work, but it's not recommended. Working on a project little bits at a time can be more beneficial than making yourself sit and focus.
A great way to keep yourself on task is to set small time limits, generally half an hour or so, and then taking a 5 minute break. This helps you to get in the groove sooner and feel more refreshed after your small break.
FocusBooster is a way to keep yourself on track with an unobtrusive timer. I think it works better than the traditional egg timer because it doesn't make you jump out of your skin when it goes off.
You can set the FocusBooster timer to run in the background or to stay on top of your open windows at all times. The timer can be a long toolbar or shortened to a small box with the countdown visible.
When it's in the toolbar mode, the timer has a small progress bar that slowly changes color from green to red. This is great for people that are nervous around timers. All you have to do is glance at the color.