Concentration has been defined as "the process of giving all your attention to something." It means to focus ONLY on one thing at a time. Maybe it sounds simple, but there are so many distractions and interruptions on a daily basis. And is not easy to maintain our focus only on one thing for a longer time.
The good news is that concentration is like a muscle that everyone of us can develop it. However, it takes practice and practice. But practicing it over and over again will become easier and easier to stay focused on important things.
Identify Your Targets
It is a first step in order to keep your concentration. Clearly describe what targets you want to achieve in your life. Write down them on the paper. It gives you more clarity. And never set too many targets at once, because it impossible to stay focused on several targets.
Focus on One Task at a Time
The 60/60/30 solution may help you a lot. I discovered this solution in Wake Up Productive program by Eben Pagan. This solution is simple: 50 minutes for work, 10-minute break, another 50 minutes for work, 10-minute break and then 30-minute break. Repeat it until your job is done. This is an amazing method. It helps you to avoid multitasking and you can easier to keep your concentration on one task.
Each morning write down what you need to do that day, set priorities for every task. It is vitally important if you want to stay focused on important tasks. Also, when you set targets, always make a detailed plan on how to achieve those targets. This brings you more clarity and when you clearly understand what you need to do, then it is much easier to stay concentrated on important tasks.
Start Practicing Physical Activity
Physical activity is vitally important to promote health and well-being. Physical activity is beneficial for different age groups.
Everyday spend 15-30 minutes for physical activity. Maybe go to the gym, or take exercise. These activities improve mental health, will help you to have more energy, calm your mind, and promote well-being. When you feel good then is much easier to keep your concentration.
Take Short Breaks
How to improve concentration by taking short breaks? It is simple; taking frequent and short breaks at least once per hour can help us to recover from hard work. Use 60/60/30 solution that I described above. During a short break, take deep breath or just listen to music. It is essential that you do not think about work, but let yourself to relax and calm your mind.
"Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose." Eknath Easwaran
Meditation is one of the best techniques that can help us to relax, to calm down and to gain more clarity. In fact, clear mind will concentrate and focus steadily on important tasks. So, practicing 20-30 minutes meditation each day will provide you with amazing results. It can really help you to enhance your concentration.
Avoid all Distractions
Checking emails several times a day or doing other things that always distract out attention from important tasks influence a lack of concentration. We have to control all distraction on our daily basis. Maybe it is not easy, but do not let that those distractions control you. Promise yourself that you do all those things during the short breaks or when your job is done.
Now you know how to improve concentration on a daily basis. Put these easy tips into a practice and the more you practice them the better results you will achieve.