Does time simply slip by your fingers like grains of sand? Even more so when you have a deadline and despite the seemingly “normal” hours you’re putting in your work, it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere! If this is the case and you are wondering that there is something wrong with you, stop worrying, there’s nothing wrong, it’s just that you are having hard time concentrating.
Why loss of concentration/focus does is becoming a common problem?
The primary reason of that’d be “We are getting bombarded with distraction and useless information every second”. Emails, chats, forums, group notifications have gradually entered in our lives and now we have become an unescapably dependent on these things. This constant information overload overwhelms the brain and results in reducing concentration power.
How to avoid it?
Don’t stay connected at all times; with smartphones and high speed internet our mental doors for information, loads and loads of it, is always open. Take a few hours every day to be free from the distractions of your social life and relax yourself.
Things to do to improve your concentration
The best and the most inexpensive thing you can do to improve your concentration is meditation. Take 30 minutes of your time and indulge in this wonderful practice. Meditation is relatively a simple task. There are a lot of ways you can do it, from sound meditation to focusing on an object, mediation is a habit that you must form and follow with your heart for long term benefits.
Feeling burned out or blue lately? Studies have shown that 30 minutes of physical exercise on a daily basis has similar effects to that of anti-depressants. If you have a tight working schedule and cannot seem to find enough time to do exercise, try switching to stairs instead of elevators at your office.
Preparing a schedule is great in eliminating short periods of complete lack of concentration. It helps in keeping your work and time in perspective. As a result, you get better in better in dealing with your concentration problems.
We are what we eat, for improving concentration, it is very much necessary that you eat the right food. Oily foods not just take the energy out of your body but also impact your mind as well. To improve your concentration, here are some foods that you should include in your diet.
- Green Tea
- Dark chocolate
Follow these simple rules to improve your concentration by leaps and bounds and try to maintain a positive outlook on life to keep things going smooth as ever.