August 5, 2006


Concentration is the key to success in most spheres. To achieve something, you need to be able to concentrate on your aims and your immediate tasks. It is one of the hardest lessons to learn which we try to do right from childhood. We all feel, at sometime or the other, that our concentration could be improved. There are no miraculous shortcuts to this power. Although a degree of ability to concentrate is inbuilt, everyone has to work at improving these skills according to the needs of their ambitions.
1. Remove all negative factors. Ensure that your workplace is organized so that you won’t keep mentally tidying it. Most people prefer silence. Make yourself comfortable and warm; discomfort or cold will distract you and lower your productivity.
2. Remove other problems from your mind. Deal with them before concentrating on your main object of the day. Failing which, write it down with a note on how to deal with them. Put it away from your mind.
3. Get plenty of sleep. Lack of sleep can be stress inducing. Stress blurs the mind and its reaction. Prolonged sleep is also not good for it decreases energy for concentration and achievement.
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  1. The brain is a muscle and must be exercised. Do an activity for say, half an hour a day that exercises the brain. I find that Sudoku works for me but you might find something else that helps

  2. You can take nutrition supplements in addition to physical exercise.

  3. Sudarshan5:36 PM

    Well what you have to do is either read which expands your ability to think & increase your imagination, don't be afraid, focus on the here & now, eat more omega fatty foods like fish, & just relax take breathes in & out

  4. Surabhi12:19 PM

    Ensure to eat breakfast in the morning - that heightens your concentration during the day!
    Make sure you have had plenty of sleep (7-8 hours). As lack of sleep causes lack of concentration!

  5. Anonymous12:27 PM

    Meditation. Proper breathing. 6-8 hours of sleep a night. Healthy diet. These are just a few ideas to get you started.

  6. Anonymous8:48 AM

    First of all, relax. Relaxing helps concentration. Make sure you try to focus in a clean area where there are few distractions. No music, phone, computer, etc. Also, get enough sleep. Lack of sleep makes it so that you lack concentration as well. It sounds like most of your problem with concentration is inward, rather than your surroundings... so focus on focusing your mind. Think about what you're reading. If you get sidetracked, pull yourself back to the reading. Keep your finger on the spot you read, tracing it beneath each line. Such a physical reminder of what you should be doing mentally will help.

  7. Vishnu3:20 PM

    Chewing gum also helps in increasing concentration, along with giving you a fresher breath. Not only this, it also helps you slim down by stimulating your brain’s satiety centres. It also strengthens the gums in your mouth. But, it is best to stick to the sugar-free ones and not overdo it!


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