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Focus & Concentration FAQ's

What is focus?

The best way to describe focus is that it is the one and only thing that you are drawing your attention to.

Why is focus important to your everyday life?

Focus is significant for the retention of facts and to the ability to perform tasks properly. Having too many things on your mind can take your focus off one particular thing. It is important to get things accomplished. Without focus you may start multiple things, working on each a little bit, but never finishing a single task.

What is concentration?

Concentration is how you focus. It is how your mind puts all of its attention and energy toward one particular idea or subject.

Why is concentration important in daily life?

Concentration is significant to completing tasks as well. It is the brain power you use to really think about what you are doing and takes all of your current thoughts.

What are some ways to obtain focus and concentration?

You can acquire the best focus and concentration in a variety of ways. Some prefer to have peace and quiet and be rid of any and all distractions. Others do better thinking with a group and talking ideas out with others in order to get new ideas and thoughts on a topic. Setting weekly goals, changing diet, keeping work space clean and clutter free, taking a multi vitamin, and getting a good nights sleep are also great ways to achieve this.

When do you need focus and concentration?

Practically at all points in time require focus and concentration. Both are used when playing a video game, to reading a textbook. You want to be able to get the most out of what you are doing, no matter what it is.

What provides the most focus and concentration?

Getting the adequate amount of sleep your body requires, having a well-balanced diet full of vitamins and minerals and eliminating over consumption of alcohol and caffeine. Alcohol and caffeine can both affect the way that you think and your focus. Caffeine can make you anxious and give you racing thoughts. It takes away from your focus and concentration on one particular thing. It can also decrease the amount of sleep you get at night. Alcohol slows down your reaction time and your thoughts, so it is important to not make it a part of your daily life. It too can disturb your sleep.

How can you boost focus and concentration?

Focus and concentration can improve if you reduce the amount of stress in your life. Set aside all other thoughts when complete focus and concentration are needed. Use all of your energy toward whatever it is that you are trying to accomplish. Although, give yourself a break (at the appropriate time) from your focus and concentration. Doing so can help generate new ideas and can re-focus your thoughts. Exercise can also enhance your ability to focus while relieving stress simultaneously. Exercise makes it easier to think more clearly and can provide better thought and idea flow. Another alternative can be to take daily vitamins and supplements that specialize in focus and concentration for the best results.

Sources:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fatigue/HQ00673

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1 Comment

  • nitesh nitesh

    i jus enjoy readng dis............. n strtd a way of concentration on my study....it really make me happy Commented on HelloLife · November 12, 2011 at 10:52 AM


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