By Remez Sasson
People often ask me, what they can 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 have a habit of starting something and not finishing it.
- 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 always change my mind, and I am unable to follow through with my decisions.
- 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 their words is that they lack concentration and are unable to focus their mind on one thing at a time. Their inability to focus their mind affects their work, relationships, school and almost everything else.
Sometimes, the problem is severe, and this condition might require medical attention and advice. However,if you are an average person, who lacks concentration, but have no health problems that are the cause of the inability to concentrate, you can start practicing concentration exercises. In addition, it would be advisable, if you also strengthen your willpower and self-discipline.