Veering off seasonal content I want to talk about coping and skill development. I know WTH is what you are thinking but in today’s world learning tips to improve your concentration can help you make it though the day.
It is a trying time we are living through. And we need to remember that maintaining our health both mental and physical is so very important. When it comes to improving your overall wellbeing, it’s important to focus not only the changes to your lifestyle that can improve your physical health.
Working on your mental health is important, as well, and sometimes this means learning new skills. Concentration, the ability to devote your mind to a task, is one such skill. Here are a few ways you can learn to focus and hone your concentration skills.
Tips to Improve Concentration
I have been looking into ways to learn how to focus better. How do I turn off the bad and focus on the good. Can I focus on work when sitting in my basement and not seeing a person. After 8 months of travel restrictions and life restrictions how do we re-focus and take care of ourselves. Sharing tips to improve concentration that have worked for me over the past few months. Here are 4 small changes to your life that can really help.
Working that green thumb
Just about any activity, hobby or task that involves extended periods of time spent focusing on a single aim will help you improve your concentration. Gardening is one way you can learn the art of focus. Trust me you do not want to be needlessly pulling plants without an attention to detail. Learning to garden with the help of places like Garden Tutor can improve your focus in more ways than one.
There is some science to suggest that access to natural life, including plants, typically correlates with a better ability to concentrate. It’s one of the reasons that office plants are so common, too. For that reason, it’s also a good idea to place a houseplant in any area that you could specifically use a little more focus.
Puzzle over some puzzles
There are plenty of puzzles and games that can test your cognitive abilities and get you to engage parts of the brain that we simply don’t get enough opportunities to use. Brain training games, in particular, can help what is called your neuroplasticity, aka your brain’s ability to adapt and change, which can go on to improve things like memory function, decision making, the speed at which your brain can process information.
Brain training apps like Lumiosity also make good use of gamification, helping you stay motivated to keep going the more you achieve. It is also a great way to shut your brain off from the stresses of the day with a helpful distraction. Just one tip to develop concentration that has really worked for me.
It can be hard to concentrate with all of the noise of modern life surrounding you, there’s no denying that. Finding a focus or a new direction can be helpful, many are starting to re-establish a love of nature through camping, hunting and fishing. My Admin is an avid Fisherwoman, always telling me of the benefits of getting out and leaving her worries behind.
Fishing a hobby that can help get you away from that noise while also developing a new skill . Sites like Tailored Tackle can play a big role in helping you get started. Once you get out there, you can soon find that the lack of other stimuli to distract you can help you hone in on a task like never before.
Take the time to unplug
While there are plenty of apps and sites that can help us plug into new ways of improving our concentration, there’s no denying that digital media can be a significant cause and source of distraction, as well. Taking a break from social media and from your smartphone can improve your ability to concentrate by not only getting rid of a direct cause of interruptions, such as notification noises.
It also takes away the temptation to distract ourselves by engaging with social media when we should be working, for instance. Apps like Freedom can help ensure you’re able to eliminate or at least reduce the number of digital distractions in your life. I use this to help stop my blog life from creeping into my work life during the day.
Improving your concentration is a powerful skill, which itself can be a lead to improved confidence. Find the disciplines that help you build your own sense of concentration and get the discipline that helps you live a more rounded, healthy life.