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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Do you have a hard time concentrating?

What are the most common types of distractions?
1. Internal or psychological distractions.
These are distractions that come from within you and only you have the power to harness them. These are daydreams, personal concerns, anxiety, indecision and unrealistic goals.
External or physical distractions.
These are anything that stimulates your senses and interrupts your concentration such as sights, sounds, environmental factors, etc.

What are some ways to minimize eternal distractions?
Turn off TV, radios, computers, or anything that distracts your concentration
o Choose a room with great lighting, if you are studying
o Move things from your view which are distractions such as windows, rooms with people/activity

What are some ways to minimize internal distractions?
Keep tract of your lapses of concentration, somewhat like a scorecard. Look at the time of the day and see if you have better concentration at certain times of the day.
o Secondly, try creating a worry pad and decide you will deal with these after studying, doing a project, etc.

Any other ideas for enhancing concentration?
Vary activities (to use both sides of your brain)
o Get physical exercise
o Get enough sleep (which can effect concentration)
o Take breaks after about 20-30 minutes of concentration
o Set realistic goals
o Have a positive attitude.


Anonymous said...

Insightful! Thank you.

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Rhonda said...

CranioSacral Therapy can help with this.