Concentration: 10 tricks, tips and remedies to stimulate it

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Good concentration skills allow us to focus our attention on the activities we are carrying out, whether they are sports, study or work, so that they are completed correctly, in a short time, without errors and with maximum results. . Daily problems and worries, physical fatigue and mental fatigue can undermine our ability to concentrate. Here are some useful tips to stimulate it and find it again.



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Good ability to concentration they allow us to focus our attention on the activities we are carrying out, whether they are sports, study or work, so that they are completed correctly, in a short time, without errors and with maximum results.



The daily problems and worries, the physical fatigue and mental fatigue can undermine our ability to concentrate. Here are some useful tips to stimulate it and find it again.

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1) Be positive

In an effort to regain concentration, do not tell yourself, either aloud or mentally, that you cannot concentrate. Telling yourself not to be focused and not to feel capable of achieving this goal means putting in place strategies that can only boycott your best intentions. You will risk programming your mind towards a lack of attention and concentration if you are negative. So be positive and remind yourself that you are perfectly able to concentrate.

2) Put the problems aside

It is usually problems related to everyday life that hinder concentration. To stimulate this ability it is good to try to convince yourself of how the present time is not the right occasion to solve them. At that moment it is necessary to concentrate on the activity in progress, without thinking about the problems to which we can find a solution later, after completing our work.

3) Get rid of worries

Not only the problems to be solved, but also a series of concerns more or less serious or trivial, they can hinder our concentration. To stimulate it and find it again in a short time it is possible to detach for a few minutes from the activity in progress e compile a list of everything that worries us. He will be liberating for the mind, which will feel ready to focus. By the time the list is reread, it is likely that some of the concerns will have already disappeared.



4) Drive concentrated

Losing your concentration while driving could be the cause of unpleasant events, including unexpected accidents. Especially when you are driving the car as the only passenger, it is good to put your mind back on the right path, not to wander excessively with the thought and try to stimulate concentration with simple calculation exercises. Counting i kilometers already traveled, missing distance o travel times, from time to time and out loud, is a ploy that helps stimulate and maintain concentration while driving.

5) Concentration on the candle

Concentration on the candle (Tataka) represents a technique of yoga, belonging to the Kriyas, the purification exercises. It is a particularly useful technique for those who study in order to stimulate concentration and improve the ability to focus on their work. The exercise is to stare for a few minutes the flame of a candletrying not to blink. At the end of the practice, you will close your eyes and relax in seeing a colorful glow caused by the light of the candle flame reflected on the retina. Concentration on the candle frees the mind from anxieties and worries and is suitable for those suffering from insomnia or nervousness.

6) Spelling in reverse

Here is a simple exercise, rather playful, suitable for stimulating the concentration of people of all ages, but which will be particularly loved by children and who will be able to help them at the same time in carrying out their homework and during school hours. It is simply a matter of repeating the letters from which a series of words of your choice are formed starting from the bottom of the same, executing the spelling.



7) Countdown

Try to regain concentration by starting a countdown, for example starting from 10 up to 0, as in the game of hide and seek. It is a valuable aid in stimulating concentration which can be applied in relaxation exercises based on deep breathing, to be practiced lying down or sitting, assigning a number to each breath (inhalation and exhalation) on which to concentrate, numbering them one by one in a countdown.

8) Visual memory

You can stimulate concentration by trying to train your visual memory. It is about observing a 'image full of details and new to your eyes for a few minutes. Then the image must be turned upside down and you can try to reproduce as much as possible the figures contained in it through a drawing, a written list or a list to be pronounced aloud or to be scrolled mentally.

9) Ginseng

From herbal medicine comes a natural remedy suitable for stimulating concentration. This is the ginseng, a plant traditionally used in natural Chinese medicine to help memory and improve concentration and attention span. The root of the ginseng is used, used for the formulation of natural supplements.

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10) Guarana

A further natural supplement considered useful for stimulating concentration is the guarana. Guarana extracts are obtained from the seeds present in the fruits of the plant that takes the name of Paullinia capuana. Guarana is also recommended to better deal with mental fatigue and the sense of fatigue that can occur during the change of season.

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