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Unlocking maximum concentration

By Umurungi Gisele
On 28 December 2023 at 11:08

Just a simple exercise. Try to take a certain topic and let your thoughts solely revolve around it. How did it go? Was it as easy as it sounded? Maybe not.

Sometimes being unable to concentrate irritates us the most. No matter how hard we try to be attentive, we always find ourselves absent minded. Be it in a church, class or just thinking about something, we often find ourselves attentive to the unwanted things.

Most of the time, it doesn’t end by just being irritated, lacking concentration interferes with our daily activities too. In the worst scenario it can even raze our creativity, making us professionally unproductive.

Though lacking concentration is almost a common thing, there are some lifestyle factors that contribute to it. Scientists claim that when it comes to the inability to concentrate, factors like lack of sleep, hunger, stress, lack of exercise and tiredness can both be progenitors and rub salt in the wound.

Do you always struggle to restore your concentration? If you really do, I can assure you that you are not alone. Many people are struggling with the same issue. However, here are some tips that I’d like to share with you hoping that they can help you improve your concentration.

Train your brain

Playing games that require thinking like crossword puzzles, memory games and chess can help you to improve your concentration. Other brain training activities like meditating, listening to music and learning a new skill can also improve concentration as it was revealed by a study carried out in 2015.

Listen to music

You might not be a fan of music, but you ought to know that listening to some sounds while working can improve concentration. Though this is really effective, the kind of music varies among individuals. It is your task to find out what kind that makes you attentive.

Sleep

“When one doesn’t get enough sleep, they are more likely to have problems concentrating,” science says. Sleeping less than 7 hours a day can lead to extreme tiredness that is likely to interfere with daily activities like driving, studying, etc.

Spend time in nature

If you are working on your concentration, taking a few minutes walking, sitting in a garden, or simply watching trees can really help. It benefits brain development and improves attention.

A research carried out in 2014 revealed that even putting plants and flowers in the workplace can improve concentration.

Take a break

This can really work, especially if you’re mentally or emotionally exhausted. If your concentration starts to sink while you’ve been working on a certain project for quite a moment, it is only right to get yourself out of it for a little while. This will lessen your exhaustion and restore your concentration.

Mind your diet

Processed food, too much sugar and fatty food are believed to reduce one’s concentration.

Instead, if you want to improve it, make sure you never miss breakfast and never let your body be dehydrated. You can also drink coffee since science has claimed it to improve attention and focus.

Though maximum concentration is not that easy to achieve, I can assure you that the discussed tips will always help you. As in your journey to achieving this, I wish you success. You can do it!


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