The ability to focus the mind is one of the most important abilities one should possess. However, most people lack the ability to concentrate. Their attention usually wanders, without being able to fix it on one subject for any reasonable period of time.
Concentration is the ability to focus the attention on one single thought or subject, excluding everything else from the field of awareness.
A trained mind is able to focus, without being distracted by thoughts, noises or anything else.
Why do you need to be able to focus your mind? It is a skill that helps in all walks of life, to study, read, work, drive, get tasks done, meditate, and for everything else.
This ability also helps you:
- Control of your thoughts.
- Gain inner peace.
- Free your mind from annoying thoughts.
- Improve your memory.
- Improve your ability to study.
- Focus and conserve your energies.
- Work more efficiently.
- Improve meditation.
- Strengthen your intuition.
- And much more.
Here is a simple exercise to train your mind to concentrate:
Count the words in any one paragraph in a book or newspaper, and then count them again, to ascertain that you have counted them correctly.
Do so with several paragraphs, practicing everyday.
When this becomes easy, try counting the words in two paragraphs, and later, count the words of a whole page.
To enhance your focus and attention, count the words mentally, only with your eyes, without pointing you finger at them.
This is a basic. Though a simple exercise, it might not be so easy to practice, and you will find your mind wandering and forgetting to count. This shows you how much you need to train your concentration.
You use your mind every second of the day, but you need to control it, to focus it on what you are doing, and this requires training the mind.
Read the article below for more information and exercises:
If you wish to gain good concentration ability read and study the book:
How to focus your mind