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5 Ways to Improve Your Concentration

If you've ever found it hard to focus, keep up with your work, and not procrastinate, you have a problem with concentration. Especially if you're a student, you have an exam next week, and some higher force isn't letting you study. I know that feeling, but I also have a solution for it!

If you experience the feelings that I mentioned above, this text is for you! Concentration represents the mental effort towards something you're working on, no matter what it is, at the moment. Let's go through some tips and tricks to improve your concentration without further ado.

Train your brain

Your brain's capability to learn and develop as you age is known as brain plasticity, but this ability requires continuous training. This organ is the most important one in your body so take care of it. You may wonder how to do so, but I'll help you.

You can always play games, not Minecraft, but the ones that use your brain as a tool to think and solve some basic yet complex puzzles. Those games are jigsaw puzzles, sudoku, scrambles, memory games, chess, and much more.

Besides games, you can read, learn new choreography, or learn a new language. It all makes your brain work more constructively! I mean, you can do what I do – write. It'll also help you 😀

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Improve your sleep

Most of the time, the leading criminal is sleep deprivation. It is a not-so-noticed thing, especially among teenagers, but it certainly is an important and dangerous one. It affects your cognitive functions, such as memory and attention, whose deficits can result in loss of concentration.

You may wonder how to improve your sleep, but I have a solution for everything, don't I?

Stay away from using your phone for 2 hours before sleep; ensure your room is dark, quiet, and warm. Avoid large meals before going to bed, do some exercises and take a shower. This should make your sleep an unforgettable one! Be sure to tell us about your experience after following our advice!

Spend more time in nature

A natural boost of concentration is the best, and because of that, we recommend you go into the wild, explore the green fields and forests near you, and enjoy your time away from all your worries.

Let's confirm this fact by sharing some research with you! You've probably heard of APA or American Psychological Association. Well, they conducted research that said:

“Spending time in nature can be a balm for our busy brains. Both correlational and experimental research has shown that interacting with nature has cognitive benefits—a topic University of Chicago psychologist Marc Berman, Ph.D., and his student Kathryn Schertz explored in a 2019 review. They reported, for instance, that green spaces near schools promote cognitive development in children and green views near children's homes promote self-control behaviors.”

Here's the link if you want to read more about this!

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Avoid Multitasking

I call myself a master at multitasking! It's likely because I wrote a text about it or did it all the time. No matter the reason, I'll give you reasons why you should avoid it and how it is connected with today's topic.

As I said before, multitasking is an everyday thing, and sometimes, you cannot dodge it. It always seems good to get more things done at once, but it can be exhausting and one of the sources of destroying motivation.

Let's say our brain is not “programmed” to do many things at once. Even though you can do that, it certainly doesn't mean it's a solution – you won't focus enough on one thing.

To sum up all this and the previously mentioned text, let's say focus on one thing at a time because you can concentrate better on one thing than more of them at once.

Discover the reason behind loss of concentration

Both children and adults with ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) may experience difficulties with learning and memory. A recurring pattern of impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattention often distinguishes it. Treatment can improve ADHD symptoms!

Concentration, memory, and learning can all be affected by cognitive dysfunction or disability. These diseases might include neurological illnesses that impair brain function, developmental delays or disabilities, or brain traumas.

A significant component of untreated mental health issues like depression or anxiety is mood swings and other emotional symptoms. However, they can also interfere with the ability to concentrate, pay attention, or acquire and retain new material. You could also find it challenging to focus on your work or studies when under much stress.

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Social media, phone calls, and a crowded atmosphere may all be sources of distraction. Try turning off all electronic devices and looking for a clean area with less traffic and noise if you want to concentrate.

Some medicines and other treatments, such as those used to treat high blood pressure, can occasionally cause brain fog. To find out whether any medications might make you sleepy or have other adverse effects on your brain, read the information that comes with them.

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*An article was prepared and written byBalša Kićović, Textual Content Creator. 


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