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5 Ways to Improve Your Concentration

“Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.” -Alan Wilson Watts

Have you ever found it difficult to concentrate while doing a challenging task at work, studying for an important exam, or working on a project? If so, you’ve probably wished you could increase your ability to concentrate. You’re really not alone in this.

Concentration is the term used to describe the mental effort you direct towards the thing you’re working on or learning in the current moment. Sometimes, it can be confused with attention span. However, attention span refers more to the length of time you are able to concentrate.

Personally, I really struggle to concentrate most of the time. I always have 1000 different things running through my head. However, with the tips detailed below. I have found it easier than ever to concentrate.

Let’s take a look.

1. Train Your Brain

Training your brain is one of the best ways to become better at concentrating. Train your brain with things such as:

· Sudoku

· Chess

· Crossword Puzzles

· Jigsaw Puzzles

· Memory Games

· Word Searches

· Word Scrambles

Results from a study in 2015 suggest that spending 15 minutes per day, 5 days a week, on brain training activities can have a massive impact on concentration.

2. Improve Your Sleep

Sleep deprivation can easily disrupt concentration. It also has a huge impact on cognitive functions such as attention and memory. While occasional sleep deprivation won’t cause too many issues, regularly failing to get a good night’s sleep can affect your concentration.