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Increasing Concentration


  1. First understand clearly what concentration is:“Concentration is taking your mind off many things and putting it on one thing at a time.”
  2. Decide carefully what you want to concentrate on,for in many subtle and not-so-subtle ways, you become that which you focus on — that is, you take on the attributes of your chosen subject of concentration. Have you ever noticed how couples who have been married for many years start to look like each other, or how people often come to resemble their pets, their cars, their hobbies, or their work projects?
  3. Generally speaking, everyone has had experiences in total concentration. Go to a good adventure film at a movie theater. In the middle of it, stop watching the movie (this might be hard, but do it anyway) and look around at the people in the theater. What are they doing? They are absolutely still, eyes barely blinking, and their breath is slower. It would take a really major distraction to break their attention stream. These physiological signs may give you a hint about ways to increase your own concentration abilities.
  4. Some of the enemies of concentration skills are constant sensory input, multi-tasking, trying to do many things all at the same time, loud noises, and flashing light patterns. The human nervous system is a marvelous thing, but it is not built to function in the face of these things on a full-time basis. Attention deficit patterns come, at least to some extent, from the activities or situations which make concentration difficult to impossible. Then a habit of non-attention or inability to concentrate deeply is established and difficult to overcome.
  5. Make it a point to put your full concentration on whatever you are doing. Don’t let anything distract you. It really helps to be in a quiet place, but you can learn to block out noise if necessary.
  6. Understand the essential connection between concentration and energy. Deep concentration is a matter of increasing or directing your life-force or conscious, cosmic energy. The more of this kind of energy you have, the better. Scattered energy doesn’t help. It must be calm, focused energy. Learn to be calmly concentrated and be concentratedly calm.
  7. Learn and practice some physical and mental energization techniques. This is an important first step toward the ability to concentrate deeply.
  8. Take breaks. Go outside and breathe deeply or take a brisk walk. Make yourself do this often and you’ll be able to return to your task recharged and ready to focus more creatively.
  9. Meditation is the most powerful of all concentration enhancement techniques. Learn a few simple meditation techniques and practice them at least five minutes daily.
  10. A first step in the concentration aspect of meditation is to focus on watching your breath — not controlling it in any way, but just observing it. This helps to train yourself in taking your mind off of many things, and putting it on one thing at a time — in this case the breath. As you observe your breath, it will calm down, your brain will calm down also (this is a scientifically well-documented, mind-breath connective function), and you automatically move into a dynamic, peaceful (but not sleepy) state of being. Your mind becomes recharged and creatively receptive.

Take a few minutes and learn a simple meditation technique and You’ll be amazed at how this effects your concentration during your regular daily life.

 Courtesy- Himanshu Saxena



Does your mind fiddles from one thing to another?

Being able to focus during studying is certainly the key to score good marks in your exams and stand out from others. Concentration level or paying attention to what you are doing is something that comes from your subconscious mind. It cannot simply happen until your subconscious mind wants to do. But, the good thing is that you can practice, work hard and increase your concentration levels. So, if you are looking for tips to improve your concentration levels, here we listed some tips on how to concentrate while studying.
1. Maintain proper time for everything. Eat, sleep and study on time. We need sleep and food to lead a healthy and happy life. The key to concentrate while studying is your health. You should keep your body and mind healthy to maximize your concentration level.

2. Early to Bed and Early to Rise: It is good for both adults and teens or students to sleep early and get up early before 6 am. As the proverb says, “you need to lose something to gain something”. So, just plan and organize your daily routine properly and go to bed at the right time and wake up early.

3. Do Meditation: Try to do meditation for at least 20 minutes daily, concentrating on one specific thing and meditate. After completion of meditation, you should also practice some light exercises such as stretch exercises and stretches. You can also try yoga like pranayama (breathing exercise). This will keep you fit and healthy, both physically and mentally.

4. Study Early in the Morning: If you study early morning for at least two hours, your concentration levels can go high as sky, provided you follow the above tips as well. Your time will become triple, two hours of studying equals to six hours of studying, because your mind is fresh in the morning, both your mind and body act really swift early morning, hence you can concentrate better.

5. Avoid Disturbances: Find a place where there is less distraction and study there. Try to avoid any kind of disturbances and distractions while you are studying. For instance, studying and watching television doesn’t go well together generally. Light music or soft music prove beneficial for some people while studying, however it depends upon the individuals.

6. Swift off Your Mobile: Ensure that you keep your mobile somewhere far or switch off when you are going to study. Unnecessary calls from your friends or from others can distract your mind and spoils your study time. Set a particular time for studies and maintain that every day.

7. Take Breaks in Between: While studying, you should take some breaks in between. This will help you not to feel tire and bore of studying continuously. However, ensure that you don’t take breaks for too long. Again set a proper time and take breaks at the same time daily.

8. Find a Specific Spot for Studies: You can concentrate better, if you have a particular place that you usually study. Try to find one particular place where you find comfortable, less distraction and use it only for studies.

9. Visualize a stress-free Situation :As an exercise before you begin studying; think of those times when concentration is not a problem for you–no matter what the situation is. Now try to feel or imagine yourself in that situation. Recapture that experience immediately before your studies by placing yourself in those moments. Repeat before each study session.

10. Last, but not the least, keep your mind prepared when you are going to study. You should be ready mentally to study and concentrate on your books. And, to keep yourself ready, you need to follow all the above points.