Are you easily distracted? Find it difficult to focus on the task at hand because your mind wanders, you worry too much or have too many things to do that you can’t settle down and concentrate on that one thing?
Luckily, we can help you 🙂
Focus and concentration can be difficult to master. Sure, most people want to learn how to improve focus and boost concentration. We live in a noisy world and constant distractions can make focus difficult.
What is the focus?
Focus is a skill necessary for almost anything important in life, from finishing that term paper, to listening to your boss’s instructions, to organizing your schedule for the day. Unfortunately, for many of us, focus is in short supply. The average human has an eight-second attention span but good new, focus is a muscle, and you can build it.
Do you feel too anxious? Stressful? Are you thinking about everything?
It’s good if you can allocate at least 10 minutes or more for meditation. That doesn’t really matter; at any point when you are breathing, you have the opportunity to practice meditation. Take a minute or two to sit in a comfortable position.
Start by taking several deep breaths while really focusing on each and every breath. When you feel your mind naturally begin to wander, gently and uncritically guide your focus back to your deep breathing.
The great thing is, you can do this anywhere and anytime or with us in Angkor Zen Retreat Center 😉
Listen to music
Do you like to listen to music?
It can help you and improve your concentration and focus. It’s also another form of meditation, where you are essentially clearing the ‘clutter’ of your thoughts and focusing on one thing. Whether it’s Beethoven, the Beatles, or the Beastie Boys, you have to like the song.
Sit with mother nature once in a while
The singing of birds. The crackling of twigs. The sound of wind through the branches. The babbling of a brook. The sound of waves. Just sit and listen sometimes.
You can come in our tropical garden Angkor Zen and you’ll feel at peace and calm. And being calm really lets you focus.
If you’re concentrated on your work, but your phone is beeping, somebody’s knocking on your door, people are talking, there’s all this noise around you, it makes it much harder to focus. It makes it much harder to concentrate, because every single time, you’re faced with a decision: do you pay attention to your phone vibrating, or do you stay focused on the task at hand?
So the first step to getting focused is to eliminate distractions.
Give yourself some buffer time
Before starting something or while ending a work session. Wind down gently, don’t rush into something else. A 5 minute silent breathing exercise helps a lot.
Unplug for 30 MINUTES
If you need to focus, log out of email and social media. Do yourself a favor and log out for 30 minutes either in the beginning of the day or for a period in the afternoon.
Try Taking a Short Break
Have you ever tried to focus on the same thing for a long period of time?
After a while, your focus starts to break down and it becomes more and more difficult to devote your mental resources to the task. Not only that, but your performance ultimately suffers as a result.
Exercice your body
To increase your focus, get out of your seat!
We recommend to do some yoga, running, or another extended period of aerobic exercise to boost your focus. 10- to 40-minute bouts of physical exercise can improve cognitive functioning immediately afterward.