Did you know that you can train your concentration? It’s not something you will get over night but with a little practice and patience you can train your focus. Here are five training methods you can do in your daily life.
Write with your week hand.
Write a word backwards. E.g. “concentration” -> “noitartnecnoc”
You can’t focus on class or a speech or anything like that? Don’t
doze off instead just pick a word from the topic what the person is
talking about. Start with a simple word which is not very often used and
count it in your head. E.g. it’s your international law class. Pick
the word “contract”. Every time the teacher/prof uses the word
“contract”, count it. Sounds simple? Later you can continue with a more often used word like “and” and so on. The meaning of this exercise is to train your awareness and accuracy of your listening.
Count a specific letter from a text. E.g. use an article from a paper and mark the letter “r”. Later you can try to do that without marking the letters. Like this you can also use a text from the internet e.g. your favorite blog etc. With this exercise your brain is forced to focus since you have look at the article carefully so you won’t miss a letter. It’s the perfect time killer for waiting times ;)
Imagine a white wall. This exercise is perfect to start (or end) your day with a clear head. Sit down comfortable (not too comfortable so you fall asleep again :P). Close your eyes and imagine a white wall. Nothing but a white wall. If another thought is coming into your mind just start again. Try to do this 15 minutes long without distraction. Don’t get frustrated if it doesn’t work at your first try. It’s quite hard actually. You can also start with e.g. 5 minutes and increase the time from time to time. Maybe setting a timer if you feel like you could loose time with this practice.
That’s it so far. I really hope this is useful! Have a nice day ♥