A high level of concentration is much required in all sphere of life. ‘Concentration’ is the process of keeping one’s mind on one thing at a time while taking mind off other things. You can perform any task more effectively only when you can completely concentrate on that task. Now you might be wondering how to boost your concentration level. It can be increased by improving mental abilities and practicing some specific tasks. Here in this article, I have discussed few strategies which will surely help you to boost your concentration level.
1. Get an uninterrupted sleep
Lack of enough sleep can give you a hard time concentrating on your work. The improving concentration requires a lot of mental effort and sleep deprived, or the tired body can’t rise to that occasion. An uninterrupted sleep of 6 to 7 hours is much needed for relaxation of your mind. Studies show that a relaxed mind can concentrate more creatively.
2. Avoid multitasking
Normally people finds it very difficult to concentrate on any specific task when too much stuff is going on their minds at once. So it is most important to do one thing at a time to concentrate better. Avoid multitasking like when you are reading or writing something, switch off the T.V. or other sound making devices around you.
3. Fix your priorities
To give full concentration on the specific task, it is important to have a priority list. Fix your priorities, what should be done first and what should be done next. If you don’t fix your priorities and work disorderly, you will start thinking about another task while doing one. Fixation of priorities helps you to concentrate better on your task.
4. Take a break
If you are doing any task for a long time, you will automatically get bored and won’t be able to concentrate properly. You need to refresh your mind by taking short breaks to apply full concentration on your work. Go outside, take a deep breath or a walk, you will be able to feel energized and ready to concentrate more effectively.
Meditation is the most powerful technique for enhancing and to boost your concentration power. 15 to 20 minutes of meditation has an immense effect on our concentration. It not only boosts our concentration power but also improve sleep cycle, self-control and anxiety, etc. There are lots of meditation techniques available, try to practice them for at least 15 minutes regularly. During meditation try to observe your breath, this process will train your mind to focus on a specific task at a specific time.
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6. Practice concentration exercise
Practicing concentration exercises not only improve your concentration power but also sharps your mind. Concentration exercises include ‘counting numbers backwards’ ‘recall any photograph’ ‘mathematical calculations’ ‘concentrate at a candle flame’ ‘solving puzzles’ ‘trivia games’ ‘playing any instrument’ etc. By practicing these exercises, you will be able to discipline and train your mind.