One of the main problems that deter a person’s success is their lack of concentration. Lapses encourage disturbances to get in the way and stall progress.
One must learn how to concentrate if one wishes to proceed on the road to success. Here, we show you some easy-to-learn exercises that are easy to implement.
1) Silence or Noise
Most people cannot concentrate when it is too noisy, but others work better with music or in a crowded room.
If you are not aware as yet of what best suits you, try out the different environments. How?
Take a notepad and a pencil or pen with you, and try to write down a letter in all three circumstances in a set amount of time.
Ten minutes. That is all you will need to determine where your concentration source lies. How? Check not only for length but also for development, as that is more important.
2) Focal Point
Before you leave for work or on the way, stare at any object for ten minutes every morning. You can do this while in the toilet, car, or bus. You will find this difficult, but whatever happens, do not move your gaze away.
Hold it. Wait. And then, as the minutes pass, you will find yourself deeply meditating about things that happened to you yesterday or challenges you have to face in a few minutes. Congratulations. You have just conquered the art of meditation.
3) Deep Breathing
Initially, you can do this while staring at the object from tip number two, but if you wish to move towards absolute concentration, do this separately.
Sit down on the floor. If it’s hard, place a cushion. Close your eyes. Breathe. Count the number of inhales. When you have reached 100, start counting backwards, but this time count the exhales.
Mastering this will take a while, but once you do, move on to other kinds of mathematical calculations, such as naming the months of the year from December backwards or alphabetically. After that, do makeup exercises as you like.
Focus on an animal: cat, dog or even ant or bird. Follow their every movement as if they exist in a vacuum. Study every tiny spot on their body.
Learning how to diversify your concentration so that movement does not deter you from your goal is the point.
Practice the above four tips, and like magic, you will enjoy life to its fullest because you can focus on the things you want to focus on and disregard those that disrupt.
Practice the above tips daily, and you will be closer to achieving your dreams and goals.