How to improve your concentration
In today’s fast-paced society people’s minds are constantly being bombarded with information screaming for their attention. Now, the human mind can only take in so much content before the pressure builds to a crash- point leading to fatigue and lose of concentration. When a person becomes run-down, they are more susceptible to mental fatigue which leads to a decrease in their ability to concentrate. So let’s look at ways to improve concentration.
How can this problem be fixed?
The solution is two-fold:
First, it is crucial for good mental health that people take time out of their busy lives. Rest and recuperation are extremely important. For some, resting is as easy as reading a book for a half hour before bed. For others, an entire day off once in a while might be needed. Some people just need to get away from the pressures and stresses of life.
Everyone, at one point or another, has known how it feels to lose control and “blow their top”. Frustrations build up until your body can no longer handle the stress so it reacts the only way it knows how: It explodes. The results can be catastrophic: Deterioration of friendships, loss of job, complications in romantic relationships, extra stress and worry, etc…
Mental Health and Physical Health
As health care professionals are constantly pointing out: Mental health is just as important as physical health. Stress erodes concentration and productivity.
Second, practice really does make perfect. The more time spent on making yourself focus, the easier focusing becomes. This solution may seem odd or too common to some people. But the reality is that many people do not even know how to make themselves concentrate. Many more children are diagnosed with ADD or ADHD every year than those who actually have a severe problem focusing.
Having ADD has become a common excuse for not paying attention in class or for any other failures in life. While ADD and ADHD are real issues for certain people, it has grown into a label that parents, teachers, and doctors force on children.
Getting better at concentrating is just like practicing a musical instrument or studying for an exam – the more a person practices, the better that person will become.
Here’s another simple trick: Read more. Reading has transitioned to ‘browsing’. Start with ten minutes a day and add five minutes every following day. In just a week of practicing this trick, your mind will be sharper and able to concentrate for longer periods of time.