People often ask me, what to do to improve their concentration. It seems that lack of concentration is a widespread problem, irrespective of age, gender or country.
What people say about lack of concentration:
- “I try to concentrate, but I soon find myself thinking about something else.”
- “It is difficult for me to focus my attention when I study.”
- “My mind keeps going from one thought to another.”
- “When I try to focus on what I am doing, soon my thoughts often drift to other things.”
- “I cannot finish what I start doing.”
- “I lack concentration. I am unable to focus my mind on one thing for more than a few seconds.”
- “I often procrastinate, because I cannot focus for long, and then drop what I am doing.”
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, lacking concentration, but have no health problems as the cause for the lack of concentration, you can remedy this situation by practicing concentration exercises.
In this age of the Internet, smartphones, the social networks and information overload, the problem is even bigger. They make the attention span even shorter.
How to Overcome Lack of Concentration
You may listen to relaxing music, repeat affirmations, or even use hypnosis. These activities might help you to some extent. However, to overcome the lack of concentration you will need to do more. You will need to train and strengthen your focus.
Practicing concentration exercises is not as difficult as it might seem. The exercises will strengthen your focus and would help you overcome any lack of concentration.
At the beginning of practicing the exercises, you might feel that you are not making progress and your mind is still wandering. Actually, you are making progress, though you might not be aware of this.
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 with training the mind to focus. 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.
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.
You will find a powerful and simple exercises and advice for overcoming lack of concentration and developing your focus in the book, How to Focus Your mind. It can definitely solve the problem of lack of concentration.