Monday, July 28, 2014

Improving Concentration and Focus

Let’s face it, sometimes we have to face some tasks that we are not exactly thrilled about. Our mind wanders and we find ourselves having trouble focusing and concentrating on the task. If you think an upcoming task is going to be terribly boring, then you have lost the fight already. It's about immediately changing the perspective and finding something engaging within the task.

Tips on Improving Concentration and Focus

If you're sitting at your desk, struggling to concentrate, there are some simple things you can do to focus.
Start with focusing on mental silence. Simply go to a quiet area and take your mind to a quiet place. 

One way is is to ask yourself, "where is my attention?" and that quite often helps you bring your attention back.

The second thing is to focus on the absolute present moment, and you find that two things occur:

-First, when you focus on the present moment there is no cluttered thinking activity.

-Second, it enables you to bring your attention to the present situation rather then having your mind wander into the future or the past. 
Concentration can be generally improved by avoiding thinking too far ahead.

Runners, for example, can have their concentration broken by thinking “ I have to win this competition” or “I am winning this easily” and then there is a letdown at the end of the race. They don't allow themselves to stay in the moment and execute what they need to do in order to ensure the outcome happens.

Taking breaks from tasks is also an important factor for good concentration.
You don't have unlimited endurance psychologically any more than you do physically.
And if a particular task is not engaging, it doesn't help to think about how bored you are.

Can Foods or Supplements Help with Focus and Concentration? 

There is mounting evidence that iron deficiencies can negatively impact concentration levels.
There's evidence for other nutrients on concentration and attention span - two that spring to mind would be vitamin B12 and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Foods that are good sources of those nutrients include lean red meat, chicken and fish. Eating as naturally and healthy as possible, and keeping your body well hydrated will certainly not hurt your ability to focus and concentrate. 

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