The most helpful strategy to come along in the last few years in terms of learning to control and eliminate distractions comes from none other than Albert Einstein. The technique that was used by this genius to help him stay on focus was not shared until after his death when it was discovered in his private papers.
So What if, you did learn to avoid distractions with a high level of Concentration? Do you think, You would be able to:
- Get your work done Faster, with higher Quality?
- Really Increase Your Productivity?
- In fact, be Better at almost everything you do?
- Be more Successful, with higher earnings?
- Enjoy Life More?
Most of the people I know, (At least those over the age of 25) have at some time or other wished they could concentrate and remember things better. If this has ever happened to you the following information will be of great interest.
5 Tips– About Staying Focused and How to Better Remember the Information You Read or Hear
1. Stephen King, the Master Storyteller, said, “that some times of the day are more conducive to writing or concentrating without losing focus than other times. In fact, most writers have come to this same conclusion. For myself, I’m a morning person. I like to get up early and have found the morning is the best time for me to concentrate or write. You probably already know what is the best time of day for you.
2. One of the prime reasons you lose important information is the inability to control your self talk cycle. (that little voice in your head that talks incessantly) This is very distracting. There are lots of good books available on this subject. My favorite is “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle. The main thing is you must keep yourself present “in the now” and, when you catch your mind wandering, just repeat the word “now” to yourself, this will bring you right back to your subject.
3. One of the most exciting, mind-stretching Methods of Learning that I’ve ever come across in my life on this subject, is Mental Photography. This Method has been taught for 35 years but, hasn’t been available to the general public except in very “expensive” seminars. Now it is offered on-line in a proven method that can be implemented at home.
4. To eliminate a “Scattered Brain” think of only one thing at a time. I know this is easier said than done. We all have things in the back of our minds nagging for attention. But, there are a few things that will help.
- Make a to do list, putting the most important things first and follow it. This way your mind won’t feel the need to keep reminding you about some undone task.
- Assign your brain only one thing to think about at a time, and set a time limit. If you try to tell yourself what not to think about, that is exactly what will be constantly coming to mind. Tell yourself (for example) I will think about this now, until 5:00. Then this evening I will think about how to pay those bills.)
5. Procrastination causes distractions which decreases our concentration levels. When you find yourself tempted to Procrastinate, ask yourself these questions.
- Does it need to be done now?
- Would it be easier just to do it now and get it off my mind?
- Will it be harder or easier if I wait to do it later?
By asking yourself these questions, you will have to really look at the task, face to face. You will be able to make an intelligent decision to either get it done now or schedule in a time to do it.
I hope you find these tips helpful.