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The Power of Concentration and Focused Attention

Concentration and Focused Attention
Concentration and Focused Attention

When one remains focused, they conserve and do not dissipate on irrelevant thoughts and activities. Like Swami Vivekananda stated, “The powers of the mind are like the sun’s rays. When they are concentrated, they illumine.” This makes concentration and focused attention very important to anyone who wants to take charge and full control of their life. Concentration and focused attention are not genetically inherited or given at birth, but it is a skill that people need to learn. It is a necessary skill that one needs to have to accomplish great things.

Concentration, in simple terms, is focused attention and is what is driving people places. Concentrating and having a focused mindset gives them a faster comprehension, enables them to ignore irrelevant thoughts, and improves their memory, boosting their mental strength. This skill plays a major role in meditation and attaining peace of mind, and when one lacks it, their minds keep jumping from one thought to another without giving them time to meditate properly. Therefore below are some of the best ideas to enable you to get and remain focused.

  • Eliminate distractions
  • While it looks like something common but the reality is that most people underestimate the power of distractions. Distractions affect your concentration power. It could be anything from radio blaring in the background or a colleague who constantly keeps on drooping by your office. Minimizing the sources of distractions is not as easy as it might seem to be, especially if dealing with a coworker, spouse, or roommate. The best way to go about this is to set a specific time and place, then request that they excuse you for specific durations you have something meaningful that needs to be accomplished. Also, if you discover that the problem originates in your mind and keeps wandering from one thought to the other, consciously focus on the task at hand.

  • Limit your focus
  • While multitasking might seem the best way to accomplish many tasks within a short duration, it is not a walk in the park. It turns out that many people are bad at it. This reduces a person’s productivity and makes it harder to hone in on the vital details. Therefore, use the resources you have at hand but focus on one particular task at a time, and when you have accomplished one, you can move to the next task.

  • Live the moment
  • Many people are moved by their past and worry about their future or toned between their worst present moments, making it difficult to remain focused. Therefore you need to be mentally strong and always try to live the present. By this, I mean eliminating all your sources of distractions and being mentally engaged with the current situation. Although it is a difficult task, once you master living the present life, you will have mastered the power of focused concentration and attention. Therefore, once you learn to control your thoughts and attain peace of mind, it will boost your mental strength and thus giving you the ability to remain focused.

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