Maintaining focus is one big challenge for any task to reach its finish line. Actually, get any task done is like “avoiding a meteor storm of distractions,” as Oliver Emberton says. Though focusing on just one task at a time is what is your mind good at, it continues to jump from one idea to another forward and backward in a non-linear fashion. I know this thing can drive anyone crazy especially that some people suffer from constant periods of mess in their minds. Some helpful aids to get you put things in order are recommended below. And while the most important of them is that you control your thoughts, the rest fall in place as well.
10 Define it
Before you can concentrate you have to know what concentration is. It is the ability to put all your mental energy an attention on just one thing. Your mind is not distracted between the plethora of other things that every one of them is taking a bite.
9 Define with
People come to define with their goals and the things they spend their time on. Once you spend most of your time thinking about something and planning for it, you will find yourself focused upon it on your own. Just ask yourself every now and then what is next for you. The question will take you to your life goals.
8 Watch People
See how people around you are able to concentrate, or engross yourself among ones who concentrate often. Go watch a theatrical movie and just notice how actors are able to disengage themselves from their surroundings.
7 Eliminate Input
Any input from the surrounding environment is taking part of your surrounding environment is taking a bit of your time, thinking and attention. Do your best to a calm surrounding away from kids, TV and other stimulations.
6 Practice It
There are many people who are able to train themselves to shut every noise out even if there are a lot of it surrounding. You can also do it, all it needs is to train yourself to focus. Practice makes perfect. So do not think that giving 100% of your concentration to just one thing is impossible, you can master it.
Being calm under different annoying situations help you to retain your concentration. You are able to choose which direction you want your thoughts and goals turn, then you channel it. If you have been under any bad mood, your decisions will not be as good as that of the quiet time and hence your ability to focus.
Taking steps towards controlling your energy is one good strategy for increasing your focus. It helps you to have a hand over your mind. You will be able to think of the things you want just in the time you want. Practicing yoga many be tough at times especially in the very beginning, but it pays off later.
Taking a break out of work and doing nothing helps you to focus better when it comes to work. This time off does not need to be doing other mental or even physical work, you can think of it as a recreational time in some quiet place.
The way you breathe is one indicator of how your concentration level is going. During the time you are concentrating you will realize that your breath is just slowed down.