Whenever you are trying to do some important task which requires high concentration, follow the below given simple tips:
1. Do one thing at a time:
It helps concentration if you just do one thing at a time giving it your complete undivided attention. Multitasking (doing many things simultaneously) will make you distracted and it is an ineffective way of doing things contrary to what many people believe. Do one thing at a time in order to develop more concentration. If you are trying to think of giving presentation at office, or studying for your exam – for the next 30 minutes or so, just tthink of that alone. Focus your mind on the details of the job and how you plan to do it.
2. Do something as if first or last time:
Whenever we do a new thing we concentrate more, we pay attention to many details and are intently focussed on the work. However with repetition, we begin to pay less and less attention to doing things. We take a lot of everyday things for granted and do not observe as intently as we should. In order to develop focus and observation, try to look at tasks which you do everyday as if you are doing or seeing them for the first or the last time. This will encourage you to observe details which you may have missed before, thus improving your observation, concentration and also in gaining new insights.
3. The 5 more rule:
This is a wonderful technique. Whenever you are in the middle of a task and are tempted to give up — just do FIVE MORE. Read FIVE MORE pages. Finish FIVE MORE math problems. Work FIVE MORE minutes”.
By implementing this strategy, you are stretching your mind past the point of frustration and building up mental endurance just like good athletes push past the point of exhaustion by not giving up when their body initially protests of tiredness.
4. Be project specific:
Before you start any work, be clear in your mind as to what you want to accomplish. Before sitting down to study for exams, be clear what chapter you want to study now, how much time do you intend to study etc. Be as specific as possible and move on to some other task only after you complete this. This way your mind will be completely focussed on the work at hand without other worries invading it.
5. Use a concentration scoresheet:
Whenever you do some important work use a concentration scoresheet. Each time you find your mind wandering, make a check mark on the sheet. If you do this on consistent basis, you may find that you have far fewer check marks and far greater concentration.
If you use the above tips, you should notice good improvement in concentration levels. I have a blog wherein I provide simple tips like these to improve our everyday life. You can check out the blog at: http://www.simple-fix.blogspot.com
Using the above tips, do you notice an improvement in concentration levels and also in the quality of your work?
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