5 Tips to Increase Concentration Levels
You are listening to the Success Club Podcast. Hello and welcome to session 159. This week I am talking to you about 9 tips to increase concentration levels.
I spoke about focusing before in this post, but I wanted to come back to the subject of how to increase your concentration levels today as I think it’s really important that we do not get distracted.
Easier said than done I hear you say, It’s so hard to stay focused in a world full of distractions, so I have 5 tips that will help you to increase your concentration levels and focus our time on the most important tasks in hand.
Here we go…
No 1 – schedule your time in your calendar.
What get’s onto your calendar and scheduled, will get done! I promise you! Just make sure that when you put it onto your calendar, you look at your calendar.
I make a point of looking at my calendar the night before I end the day and write out 3 top things I must do the following day. These are the three main things that will move the needle to what goal you have set out.
I find by doing this, it helps me to concentrate on the most important things I need to do next.
No 2 – Drink more water
Sometimes we forget the most basic thing, and that is to drink more water. It’s a fact by drinking more water will help you to concentrate more.
Research found that mild dehydration in women (1.36%) resulted in ‘degraded mood, increased perception of task difficulty, lower concentration, and headache symptoms’.
Just another good reason to drink up your water on a regular basis. I know I am so alert when I drink my water, and when I don’t, I feel sluggish and have brain fog.
No 3 Exercise
I know if I need to clear my head, I need to take a walk around the block, even better still, if I can take a walk in nature, I feel so much more energise and alert and I am able to concentrate on the task in hand.
When I exercise more, I sleep more and I am more energised to concentrate.
No 4 Have routines
I have a morning, day, and night routine, and I have also have routines set out for me on a weekly basis.
This takes me away from having to think about what I need to do next, as it is already set out for me, and it just becomes a habit, thus freeing me up to concentrate on the thing I have to do next.
No 5 Set a timer
For some reason, we all seem to work under pressure helps us to concentrate and get the work done.
We focus better and are able to get concentrated work completed. I found that by setting a timer, you can either use a phone timer, look for an app that uses the Pomodoro App.
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks.
I use the Pomodoro timer, it’s a little cube that you can turn on for say, 25 or 30 mins, then take a break for 5, then back to work for 30 mins, by setting a timer, working in small chunks, and taking regular breaks (and drinking your water) I find that I can settle into the task in hand, concentrate more and get more things done.
What is your go-to when you want to concentrate more?
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