People often ask me, what to do to improve their concentration. It seems that lack of concentration is a widespread problem, irrespective of age, sex or country.
People say about lack of concentration:
- I am battling to concentrate on one thing at a time.
- My thoughts often drift to the past or the future.
- I cannot finish whatever I start doing.
- I lack concentration. I am unable to focus my mind on one thing for more than a few seconds.
- I procrastinate.
- It is difficult for me to focus on my studies.
- It takes a great effort to read a book.
- I try to concentrate, but soon find myself thinking about something else.
These are just few of the things people say. The common thread of all these statements is the lack concentration and the inability to focus the mind on one thing at a time. Lack of concentration affects work, relationships, school, and almost everything else.
Sometimes, the problem is severe, and might require medical attention and advice. However,if you are an average person, who lacks concentration, but have no health problems being the cause for the lack of concentration, you can start practicing concentration exercises.
The mind tends to jump from one thought to another, never standing still. In this age of the Internet, smartphones, the social media network and information overload, the problem is even bigger. They make the attention span even shorter. However, this problem can be fixed.
What can help overcome the lack of concentration?
You may listen to relaxing music. You can repeat affirmations, and you can use hypnosis. They would help you to some extent. However, to overcome the lack of concentration you will need to do more. You will need to train your mind. This is something you can do, but you will need the desire and the motivation to overcome your lack of concentration.
Practicing concentration exercises is not difficult and would help you. Even if your mind keeps wandering, and you feel that you are not making progress, it is okay. You are making progress, though you might not be aware of this yet.
A drop of water falling on a rock does not affect the rock, but if another drop, and still another drop falls, in time, the small drops can crack the rock. It’s the same here. The progress might be small at the beginning, but it is still progress. You are changing deep subconscious habits, and this, sometimes, takes time.
I have written many articles about concentration, which you can find at the website. If you have anything to add, suggest or share about lack of concentration and how to overcome it, you are welcome to add your comments below.
The ability to focus the mind can be developed like any other skill, and is of great importance in all walks of life. It is vital for studying and for achieving goals, for working efficiently and for building a business, for better attention and for better meditation.
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