How do you train yourself to concentrate better?


As a student it's hard to concentrate with so many distractions around, well we can’t blame today’s science for the distraction because in 90’s or 80’s there were no inventions of smartphone or iPhones, but ratio of failure of students or low results were noticed before as well, because majority of students wanted to play outside games, now majority is playing indoor games as we all know that on smartphones or other electronic device they might use, kind of social networkings are now known as best of the applications, no doubt they were invented for making life easier than before but the generation of today’s world misusing it, and it’s a kind of nature to take things for granted, Our brains are finely accommodated to distraction, so today's digital environment makes it especially hard to focus. "Distractions signal that something has changed," says David Rock, co-founder of the NeuroLeadership Institute and author of Your Brain at Work(HarperCollins, 2009). "A distraction is an alert says, 'Orient your attention here now; this could be dangerous.'" The brain's reaction is automatic and virtually unstoppable.

Some tips that might helps you in development of better concentration:

MARK THE TASK AND CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO ACCOMPLISH IT:

Once you mark the task and challenge yourself that you will have to do it, like at any cost, because it’s a challenge and the human nature accepts and take challenges way more seriously than any other game, trust me, there’s no false statement that if you chase the challenge, you would have a calm feel in your heart and you will find it so relaxing and peaceful once you accomplished that task you marked.

THINK ABOUT THE TIME WHEN YOU’LL HAVE GOOD GRADES IN YOUR HAND:

Before , going frustrated and demotivated, think about that time when you will have really good and remarkable grades or results in your hand, and if you’re preparing for entry test, then think when your name would be on board in a list of those students who were selected, think about that proud moment, every good thing takes some bad of you before happening, and your frustration, demotivation, are kind of bad characters you hold on to, so push yourself to work hard and gain the massive results.

TAKE BREAKS AND ENJOY SWEETS:

Chocolates or sweets can improve your mood especially ‘Dark chocolate’ stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that bring on feelings of pleasure. It also contains the chemical serotonin, which acts as an antidepressant. It can lower the stress hormones and increase the 'feel-good' hormone dopamine and 'happy hormone' serotonin. So have a break and enjoy your pack of good chocolates.

CHOOSE THE BEST TIME AND PLACE FOR YOURSELF TO STUDY:

By studying thousands of people, Rock found that we are truly focused for an average of only six hours per week. "You want to be really diligent with what you put into those hours," he says. Most people focus best in the morning or late at night, and Rock's studies show that 90 percent of people do their best thinking outside the office. Notice where and when you focus best, then allocate your toughest tasks for those moments.

COMMIT YOUR ATTENTION TO SINGLE TASK:

Practice concentration by turning off all distractions and committing your attention to a single task. Start small, maybe five minutes per day, and work up to larger chunks of time. If you find your mind wandering, just return to the task at hand. "We've trained our brains to be unfocused," Rock says. Commit yourself to single task and practice it over again and again until you succeeded.

Ultimately, the goal is not constant focus, but a short period of distraction-free time every day. "Twenty minutes a day of deep focus could be transformative.
Rock says.

 

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