Do you ever have trouble remembering something you just read or heard a few minutes ago?
Did you ever catch yourself envying someone that can hear or read something once and, then recite it back perfectly?
Have you thought about the fact that it would be wonderful to have a “photographic memory?
How would it improve your life if you were able to exercise these attributes at will?
Well, if you are like me, you have probably spent a good deal of time thinking about some of these “what ifs.” But, it has always been easiest to just kind of put off doing anything about improving this situation – Right?
Sometimes these wonderful abilities are referred to as “having a mind like a steel trap.” When you really investigate the fortunate individuals who can do this, you find more often than not, they have trained and improved their minds to a much higher degree of functionality than the rest of us has.
So This Begs the Question, How Can I Do This Too?
Well there are lots of right answers to this and, many different ways to improve the mind. If, you go on the web, there are thousands of offers and suggestions for ways to do this.
One of the most valuable skills we can possess is the ability to concentrate. A really big part of that is learning how to stay focused. In fact, most of the mental giants of history, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Edison, and Albert Einstein were experts at staying focused. Now, Here is the great news… Nearly Anyone can learn how to stay focused in a very short period of time.
After his death, when they were examining Einstein’s papers, they found his secret method for remaining focused for extremely long stretches of time. However, this information has only been available to the rest of us for a short period of time. Today, Einstein’s method is being offered to you, free. Would you like to learn how to concentrate and focus better?
Here Are Five Simple Tips Which Should Help Your Concentration:
- Find your own special place to read or study. It should be a place that is quiet away from phones and other distractions. A place that makes you feel peaceful. Trying to read or study in bed or lying down is not a good idea as you may fall asleep.
- Take frequent breaks: Every 90, 60 or 30 minutes. Use your own inner judgment based upon how interesting or difficult the subject. When you begin to feel fatigue or start losing attention, Stop… Time for a Break!
- Get Adequate rest, and read your most difficult material the earliest in the day. Daylight is a lot more productive study time than night time. Research has proven 1 hour of day time study is equal to 2 hours night time study.
- Keep a notebook and pen handy. Taking a few notes increases the percentage of how much you remember. A great technique to use when taking notes is “Tony Buzan’s mind mapping.”
- Review – Review… When you have something you need to memorize, Review it Regularly. Within 10 minutes, the next day, and the next week. This will definitely increase your retention level.