How do you concentrate ?

by pbjay
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I cant seem to do one task for 5 min. I thought I had ADD but after bunch of sessions with a shrink who is an expert in this subject he said I dont have ADD because some tasks I will do such as surfing the net, shopping, reading magazins etc for a long long time.

What i tend to do for 5 min and then change and do some thing else is all work related. I will start coding (I am a software developer) for 5 min, then switch to some thing else etc etc.

any one else have these issues and how do you solve it. ?

Jay
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  • Profile picture of the author Clark Cassidy
    I have the same problem as well. What I do is I usually turn off my web browsers (if I'm not using them for help) and all my messengers, then I put on some of my favorite music and I just start powering through whatever I have to do just to get it done.

    Then later I go back and make the appropriate edits but I don't really worry about it until that time.

    I've also heard people who do it in increments. They get a small timer and set it for an hour and they don't get up from their chair until the timer goes off, then they take a break and reset it and go at it again.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chaiwriter
      Yeah, it's all about chunking for me. I write for 30 solid minutes, take 15 minutes off, and then go for another 30.

      Often I'll hit a couple grooves when I work through the 30 minutes and go for an hour or more. But some days that thirty minutes can't come fast enough.


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      • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
        focus your mind on one thing at a time.

        Take about 15 minutes to sit and think about the end result you are trying to acheive.

        once you know exactly what you are trying to accomplish, you can begin to take small steps to completing your project.

        Dont allow yourself to get side tracked by other projects or ideas.

        Finish what you set out to do first.
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        • Profile picture of the author colinredk
          I do lists. I have a daily list which I write down at the start of the day. My business partner and I meet online at the start of the day and discuss the order of the day's business. At the end of the day, if there are any leftover, these would be added to the next day's list. But we don't end the day if there are any items outstanding.

          We also have weekly breakfast meetings at a burger joint midway from our houses. Again the to-do list is updated. We also do frontlog/forecasting during these meetings.

          The lists are what we focus on. These are must dos. That's the focus. And to keep focused, we keep in constant touch, through email, YM, Skype, text messaging and phone calls.
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          • Profile picture of the author pbjay
            Originally Posted by colinredk View Post

            I do lists. I have a daily list which I write down at the start of the day. My business partner and I meet online at the start of the day and discuss the order of the day's business. At the end of the day, if there are any leftover, these would be added to the next day's list. But we don't end the day if there are any items outstanding.

            We also have weekly breakfast meetings at a burger joint midway from our houses. Again the to-do list is updated. We also do frontlog/forecasting during these meetings.

            The lists are what we focus on. These are must dos. That's the focus. And to keep focused, we keep in constant touch, through email, YM, Skype, text messaging and phone calls.
            since you have a partner it forces you to get work done, in my case its just me and dont have any large bills to pay (own the house, car etc) so no motivation to get things done.
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            • Profile picture of the author John M Kane
              Book ConZentrate-Sam Horn has some good reviews.
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              • Profile picture of the author KaiWei
                Here's what I do.

                I'm aiming for the day I can work non-stop for 2 hours per shot. Not there yet, but here's what I'm doing.

                As Clark said...turn off ALL browsers...messengers...put your handphone on silent...if need to plug out that LAN cable to cut you off from the internet.

                Extreme yes...but if that little firefox constantly gives you that sly seducing look, I think that's what you have to do.

                Unless of course you need to use the net to do your work.

                If the work on hand is long, such as researching and writing a good article, I write out the sub tasks for that task. I write down that I have to do research...brainstorm the headline...write the intro...fill in the main pointers...write out the body...end the article...insert affiliate links...

                Then I tick them off one by one as I do down. Constantly reminds me that I have so and so to finish before I can get off my chair.
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                • Profile picture of the author eljay003
                  There are a lot of things that distracts our mind. It is a challenge for me to concentrate and do my thing and get my work done.

                  Normally I would start on that project but will not rush myself into finishing it. I'll try to work on it every day until I finish it. But if it is a rush one, and still I can't focus, listening to music helps me get in the mood
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                  • Profile picture of the author yuri12
                    I agree with eljay, listening to music can help you focus on certain tasks. But you really have to strike a balance with the music that you play and the mood that you are in when you start working on a certain job. Because it wouldn't help someone analyze a financial report when you listen to Slayer or RATM. It would help that you listen to a little bit of classical music just like what most mothers do right now with their babies. Focus and appreciation for music may do wonders and it may even improve multi-tasking.
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                    • Profile picture of the author MsDebra
                      I find myself unable to concentrate sometimes, too. When I'm researching for an article, I end up surfing the net. I just rediscovered Baroque music. We played it for my daughter when she did her homework. She's in college now and is using our cd again. I find it helps me, too.
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                      • Profile picture of the author cherylwright
                        I used to have this problem, but since I'm a writer and have set deadlines a lot of the time, I had to retrain myself.

                        The main thing I did was concentrate on one project at a time.

                        Instead of jumping around all over the place with my projects, I plan my day around one main project.

                        Let's say I am rewriting a website. Then I will put the entire day aside for that. If it doesn't take the whole day, then I will use the remainder of the day for something that isn't an all day project.

                        It might be a block of editing, or writing a short article. But it will be a short project.

                        I always have a to-do list nearby. And I prioritise. This keeps me on track and on deadline.

                        When I was jumping from one project to another, I achieved little. Now that I stay with one project until it's completed, I can go from nothing to a full non-fiction book in less than a week.

                        I hope this helps.




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  • Profile picture of the author Norma Holt
    Originally Posted by pbjay View Post

    I cant seem to do one task for 5 min. I thought I had ADD but after bunch of sessions with a shrink who is an expert in this subject he said I dont have ADD because some tasks I will do such as surfing the net, shopping, reading magazins etc for a long long time.

    What i tend to do for 5 min and then change and do some thing else is all work related. I will start coding (I am a software developer) for 5 min, then switch to some thing else etc etc.

    any one else have these issues and how do you solve it. ?

    Jay
    One has to treat the brain as a muscle that needs exercise to build up in order to perform well. Many of us will sit all day rather than exercise our muscles and this puts our brain to sleep. When we exercise, walk or weed the garden, for instance, we think and exercise the brain. Reading or rather learning new techniques does it also but TV or movie watching puts it to sleep. This can also be the case if we are just surfing the web without focusing on what is of interest to our needs. Many prefer to watch what others have done rather than invent their own ideas and that's where concentration may become a handicap.

    The best way of describing how the brain works is to picture a landscape with little creeks running through it. Where there is a dam the water stops. When growing we create channels for processing thought. The harder something is to do the greater the channel we create. As we age we must keep those channels free of weeds or damming materials that will stop thought processes. That means giving oneself new tasks to clean them out.

    The other point worth making is that when we are excited about something it is hard to stop the mental process. That's why we might not be able to sleep when great thoughts are upon us. If we are doing something that we are bored with or discouraged by our brain tends to lock down.

    If your channels were not opened properly in the growing process to enable you to do what you are doing it becomes very hard and you may find you can't concentrate on it. That's why a change is important.

    I suggest you stop trying to program for a while and think about the most exciting thing you would like to do and then do it. It might make all the difference to you. Even taking a holiday in a new environment can be the right stimulus

    Hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author mario_a
      I've had great success with the beta track on this audio program :
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    • Profile picture of the author abelacts
      You are not alone. Many people lose focus especially when they are online because we can swtich windows like crazy!

      Being focus is just a mental decision that you tell yourself and stick to it. Plan and prioritize what you need to do for that day. Divide your time into blocks of one hour and take a short break. Then continue. You can reward yourself with a cup of coffee or something when you have accomplished all you set out to do that day... so that you have something to look forward to.

      It also helps if you close all windows except the one you are working on. If you don't need Internet access, disconnect it.
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      • Profile picture of the author braja
        Yes I also have probs with focus.. I always seem to be working on 10 things at once!!

        Its like information overload !.

        Maybe meditation would help
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  • Profile picture of the author Ronnie Nijmeh
    Yeah... focus can be hard to come by... but I always remember that if I need to concentrate, I need a proper space to concentrate...

    i.e. my cluttered desktop has to be organized
    i.e. my desk has to be cleared off
    i.e. I have to close the door and rid myself of temptations to lose focus

    Sometimes a change of scenery or a relaxing break helps me too!

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  • Profile picture of the author Mad Dawg
    First you have to realize that there is a buffer of time that exists at the beginning of every task, where your brain is adjusting to the task at hand. Until this buffer has passed, you are not working at full capacity.

    So, by constantly switching tasks you are losing out on a lot of valuable time.

    I personally fix this problem by stating a time limit every time I do something. Like right now, I said "I have 20 minutes, until 5:50 to read and respond to posts on the warrior forum". At the end of this 20 minutes I will stop and go onto my next task, which is unfortunately fluid mechanics homework

    I give myself an hour for that, etc. This is how I stay on task, as well as efficient.

    Mad Dawg
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  • I heard Eben Pagan talk about our mental rhythms recently and started trying to do his focused work exercise. He works on one thing for 50 minutes, then takes a 10 minute break - which is zoning out. Then repeat, then eats a small meal.

    I couldn't do 50 minutes the first time, think you have to work up to that level. So if you can do 5 minutes, do five and then try 10. Work up.

    Removing distractions is of course key. Close the browser, turn off twitter, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author leonrossi
    Hi,
    I cannot concentrate for a long period of time too. I'm easily distracted and my mine is clogged with many things. A few of my friends told me to meditate for about 15 minutes a day. I have tried that but can't seem to do it. any suggestions??
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  • Aside from all of the great advice: grouping your tasks together, taking regular breaks, eliminating/reducing distractions, to-do lists...

    Something that helps me out greatly (especially when it is tasks that I'm not particular interested in doing) is to set a deadline. An agreement that I will complete such and such by a specific time. Do or die basically. I also make the agreement with myself that I can't do anything that I would like to do until I plow through this task and just get it done. Sort of like Brian Tracy's "Eat That Frog" mentality.

    Also, depending on your situation proper nutrition may be playing a role on your lack of focus at times. Make sure that your drinking plenty of water, consume something low in sugar - mostly complex carbs and moderate in protein. I find that having a good quality protein shake at least 20 minutes before putting myself to real focus work really helps. The water/protein helps to keep me sharp.

    Last, some other supplements may be able to help you increase your focus. A good solid mutivitamin (not a tablet - capsule or softgel preferably) and Glutamine - either in powder or capsule form can also help increase focus and is fairly cheap. Most Wal-Marts sell Glutamine in a small container for about 10 bucks. I personally have great results in my focus since supplementing with Glutamine (it's an amino acid - protein building block that's the most abundant amino acid in the body, can also help boost immunity among various other benefits). EFA's (essential fatty acids) can also greatly help. Omega 3,6 & 9 fatty acids. These are also cheap and easy to find usually as softgels from fish oil sources. The amino acid Tyrosine can also be used to help with focus and I'm sure you can pick it up at a local GNC or most other spots where supplements are sold.

    Try to avoid any products that claim to help with focus if you go down that route unless they primarily use some of the supplements listed. There are a lot of products out there that contain stimulants and arn't natural to the body such as caffeine. Hope that helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author DavidJohnson
      There are a ton of free concentration exercises on http://DynamicMentalFitness.com.

      I happen to know the lead trainer for that site and if you PM me I will give you his email address, he would be more than happy to give you a few pointers.

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    The concentration and dedication - the intangibles are the deciding factors between who won and who lost.
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
      When something is pending, I have a hard time moving on to something else until that thing is finished, even if I'm not doing it. I have to get over that.

      Example: I have a 7 dollar site being installed and configured and I've outsourced it. I keep waiting for the guy to get done so I can do my next part. The problem is I can't seem to do anything else in the meantime. Why? I really don't know.
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  • Profile picture of the author ShawnLim
    My suggestions for you the moment you cannot stay focus and concentrate
    in your daily task is...

    I will take a short break, free my mind. Take deep breath and have a walk
    outside if possible. Look back at your goals and your action plan. Then decide
    to do whatever it takes to achieve them.

    If you feel like lost, you should really review back your goals and your action
    plan. Most of the time it is because of the strategies that you are using are
    not correct, that is why you fail to achieve the results you want.

    So what you can do then is just to sit on your table, take out a piece of
    paper and grab a pen. Write down every single ways how you can achieve
    your goals, write down the reasons why you want to achieve them right
    below as well.

    This way, after you did so, I believe you will know what you should do and
    you will have the drive to keep you going...

    Hope this help..
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkMcDonald
    I just attended a Tony Robbins seminar - and it was a amazing. But one of the things that I really "GOT" was how he made us get up every 15 minutes and start dancing... singing or doing something else ridiculous.

    When you sit back down your focus will increase ALOT Try it, it works
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  • Profile picture of the author M Thompson
    I try to keep motivated, and know why I am working. If you Know why you are workeing and not just working because you think you have to then you'll concentrate.

    I have days out where I live the lifestyle I want, I visit upmarket shops and restuarants. I went to Puerto Banus last week (near marbella in southern spain) and sat on the harbour front watching the Aston martins and $20m yachts.

    The next day I was in the Zone, I wrote a 5000 word report a 1500 word magazine article and set up a new website.

    These away days keep me motivated for a few weeks , I then supplement them with slideshows of thing I want. Usually once a month is enough to keep me concentrating.
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  • Profile picture of the author drkellogs
    Try to turn off everything around you, except for the thing you're supposed to be doing.

    Do that one thing and don't deviate.
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  • Profile picture of the author vorales
    Originally Posted by pbjay View Post

    I cant seem to do one task for 5 min. I thought I had ADD but after bunch of sessions with a shrink who is an expert in this subject he said I dont have ADD because some tasks I will do such as surfing the net, shopping, reading magazins etc for a long long time.

    What i tend to do for 5 min and then change and do some thing else is all work related. I will start coding (I am a software developer) for 5 min, then switch to some thing else etc etc.

    any one else have these issues and how do you solve it. ?

    Jay
    I would like to suggest to you to read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. This is the greatest book in Personal Development.

    I am sure you will get something from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author ShawnLim
    Focus can be achieved by asking the right questions.
    Like what Anthony Robbins said in his book, you will receive what you ask for.
    So ask the right question to direct your focus.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devin T
    Music. I am an easily distracted person, but if I put in my headphones and block out the outside world, I am able to concentrate much more effectively.. For example.. there are chainsaws currently running 30 feet from where I am typing, and I don't have my headphones.. what a dilemma..
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    • Profile picture of the author VIP Success Club
      Here's an interesting tip that I received from one of my mentors. He said there is one activity that you can do where you MUST clear your mind of all your other thoughts to actually do...

      JUGGLE!

      Research shows that even the most accomplished jugglers need 100% of their focus to juggle no matter how good they are.

      If you can't focud because there is too much going on inside your head, pick up a couple of balls and juggle! If you don't know how, do a youtube search!

      Good Luck!
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      • Profile picture of the author SEO-IM7
        Hey pbjay

        Yeah, me too I guess we just want to get everything done way to fast and we tend to jump around from one thing to the next. But that does'nt seem to help In my opinion we just need to set a certain amount of time for each task and focus just on one particular thing at a time. That we we can get that specific task accomplished. Then move to the next one.

        Hope that helps you out

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        • Profile picture of the author Hesaidblissfully
          Yes, I can definitely vouch for some of the above suggestions.

          -Organize your day around solid blocks of uninterrupted work time, followed by break time, then work, then break, etc..

          -Only keep programs/windows open that are required for the task you're working on.

          -I definitely find that listening to music helps too (just be extra sure to check for errors afterwards because sometimes you get so into the song that you lose track of what you're typing, or end up typing song lyrics into your sales page or something.)

          -Excercise (especially cardio - maybe because it gets more oxygen flowing to your brain?).

          -Also eating healthy in general (lots of water, fruits, veggies, etc. cut down on fast food and soda).

          Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author ajsmith
    I find that if I get rid of anxiety, then I can concentrate much better.
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  • Profile picture of the author pbjay
    Thanks for all the feedback. I am doing a lot of things you guys have said (eat healthy, do cardio in the morning, create a to do list , turn off the phone). The problem is

    1. I will not get around to doing things on the To-do list but spend most of my time on the net surfing
    2. Then when i get around doing a task on the to do list, i will do it for 5 min and i am back on the net.
    3. If I can't surf the net then I am out shopping grocery or eating out.

    I think I may be addicted to net (I don't brows porn, but mostly news sites, blogs etc)

    Has any one taken addiral ?
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    i concentrate by yelling at my wife to STFU and turn down her World Of Warcraft and her Voice Chat, otherwise i cant program or design right

    j/k
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  • Profile picture of the author Selfhelp
    Things like meditation and Yoga can really make a difference to your mind and concentration.

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    • Profile picture of the author creative
      I don't know it this ha been mentioned already, because I haven't read all the posts on this thread, but what I do to concentrate is to use e-counter, which is an application that you can download for free.
      What you do is set it for a number of hours or minutes to complete a task. So, for example, if I am doing some productive work, and I have planned to do it every day for three hours, I would select three hours. Then, everytime I stop doing the work because I want to check my email or I answer the telephone, I stop it. When I get back to work I switch it on again and I don't stop until I have finished my three hours (or whatever lenght you impose to yourself).
      That way I am sure that I have worked for three hours.
      It also makes more aware of the amount of time I waste in a day.
      I hope this helps!
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      • Profile picture of the author creative
        I forgot to mention that you can set up e-counter to continuosly be on top of your browser or documents, as a small or a big rectangle, so you are very aware of your timing!
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        • Profile picture of the author Roma
          Great comments from you guys. I have read that the human brain actually has an optimum learning span of approximately 30 minutes then concentration starts to wane, and you don't retain as much and your mind starts to wander .... so don't worry.

          I too find making a list helps me focus. If, I can even tick off 3 things, I feel I have achieved something.

          Roma
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  • Profile picture of the author eneres08
    Write what you want to do now on a piece of paper and then picture yourself doing it first. After that you will be able to concentrate on what you want to do. I do that to myself a lot of times and it works.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Watson
    I use EFT....it clears all
    the blocked energy keeping
    me from moving forward.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike_Jones1968
    Originally Posted by pbjay View Post

    I cant seem to do one task for 5 min. I thought I had ADD but after bunch of sessions with a shrink who is an expert in this subject he said I dont have ADD because some tasks I will do such as surfing the net, shopping, reading magazins etc for a long long time.

    What i tend to do for 5 min and then change and do some thing else is all work related. I will start coding (I am a software developer) for 5 min, then switch to some thing else etc etc.

    any one else have these issues and how do you solve it. ?

    Jay
    Try and shut everything (other software) down whilst you are working on a specific job.

    Email used to be a big distraction to me. I have now decided to check email once per day and switch the thing off for the rest of my day, I have noticed I am much more productive without the constant interuption of new email notifications. Try it
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    • Profile picture of the author dsanchez
      When I'm alone at home and everything is quiet... no radio, no tv, nothing.

      Email doesn't bother me, when I hear the notification I quickly go to see what it is and unless it requires my immediate attention, I leave it for later...

      Dagmar
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  • Profile picture of the author Demond Jackson
    I want to say for me it's easy. I say that because I know what's important and I do what I need to do to get the results I desire. I don't watch tv. I don't do many things that distract or take my attention off task.
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  • Profile picture of the author frank117
    How to I concentrate?

    If you can concentrate exclusively on a single goal-image and hold it in your conscious mind for a long period of time...Then it will sink deep into your powerful subconscious mind. Then,sooner or later, your goal-image seed will start to geminate and bear fruits accordingly!

    This is one of the powerful secret techniques I use for goal achieving.
    Use a 3'X5' card and write down specificly your goal-image,
    then carry it with you and read it often; paste another one on place you view it often... Once your creative mind takes over,the result will be astonishing! More secrets.

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  • Profile picture of the author Sagar Mehta
    I like to use a personal diary. What I've done is that I've installed WordPress on my PC, loaded it with a simple WordPress theme that I like and used it as a place to keep track of things - my goals, tasks, work, personal commitments etc. On the right sidebar, I've put up a to-do list which I've committed myself to finish everyday. Then there are goals and other things. Each project I work on has its own page with its own notes and tasks to complete. I pick one up and finish it off.

    Finally, the home page of my "blog" acts as a place to write my personal musings (helps especially when I feel a bit low) - it gets me kicking again

    I write everything in it and I've found this setup very useful in keeping me focused. Hope this helps - you may want to test it out

    Regards,
    Sagar
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    • Profile picture of the author WebVanity
      Sometimes, unfortunately, I'm just not in the mood for heavy thought - so I have to introduce some concepts and build momentum before I can really concentrate. Thats only when concentration doesn't come natural - which, most of the time, it does.
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  • Profile picture of the author MsDebra
    I find that listening to Baroque music helps me concentrate. I learned this trick a few years ago. My daughter is diagnosed with ADD. Her tutuor suggested that she do her homework with Baroque music playing in the background. It helped her and it now helps me.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSchell
    I know exactly what pbjay is talking about- and a very posible solution so listen up. I too experience the ADD symptoms without actually having ADD. I believe that it is completely diet related. I can have caffeine, or whatever, and have all of the energy in the world, but it does not help me concenrate at all. I believe it is because of my blood type. I am an "O" blood type, which means that I need a higher protein intake. Now, I like sugary things alot, but wouldn't you know it, the moment I stop eating sugary things altogether and increase my protein intake, my ability to concentrate jumps up dramatically. So this is something to seriously consider if you are an "O" blood type. or any other blood type for that matter- sugar impairs your ability to concentrate.
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  • Profile picture of the author thatgirlJ
    I agree with those who talked about chunking their time. This has really ramped up my focus! I'll work for 30 minutes, then take a break. It creates a sort of timeline for you where you feel like you need to work as hard as possible on the task at hand before your "break." At the same time, you know that you'll get to take a rest soon, so you're not as tempted to goof around or float to distractions.

    With that being said...focusing online can be a challenge so having an arsenal of tricks to reel yourself in is very important.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe1204
    There are many techniques available on how to stay focus. Lack of concentration could be an indication of stress. The first thing I recommend is to eliminate all possible source of distraction.
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    One strange technique I learned to improve concentration is to close your eyes and completely and try to stand on just one leg for as long as you can.

    Try it, it's not as easy as it sounds.
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    The main one for me is to turn off my email so I don't see/hear it come up. If I don't I will go off on many tangents.


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  • Profile picture of the author Philip John
    Time is the most precious currency.

    For me, I find I work much better in the morning... so I defend that time from all distractions (email, Internet, TV and so on). Doing so allows me to use this time to it's full potential.

    Also, start the day with a clean desk.
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  • Originally Posted by pbjay View Post

    I cant seem to do one task for 5 min...What i tend to do for 5 min and then change and do some thing else is all work related. I will start coding (I am a software developer) for 5 min, then switch to some thing else etc etc. - any one else have these issues and how do you solve it. ?
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  • NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

    Did you know that if you can hold a single, simple image in your thoughts for 20 minutes straight, you have more mental power than most human beings you'll ever meet?

    It's true.

    20 Minutes - how long can you go? How strong is your ability to concentrate?

    You should measure it.
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    • Profile picture of the author MaskedMarketer
      Originally Posted by DynamicMentalFitness View Post

      NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

      Did you know that if you can hold a single, simple image in your thoughts for 20 minutes straight, you have more mental power than most human beings you'll ever meet?

      It's true.

      20 Minutes - how long can you go? How strong is your ability to concentrate?

      You should measure it.
      And you're not going to give us exercises on how to do this?

      Metal images are good for lots of stuff, especially for memory. That's why a "pictures is worth a thousand words".

      an interesting topic also is synesthesia... can you tastes shapes? lol
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      • Originally Posted by MaskedMarketer View Post

        And you're not going to give us exercises on how to do this?

        Metal images are good for lots of stuff, especially for memory. That's why a "pictures is worth a thousand words".

        an interesting topic also is synesthesia... can you tastes shapes? lol

        Indeed!

        I get a lot of good folk who have major difficulties in dealing with even simple imagery. It's not merely a matter of their architecting an image in thought of, say, a circle, only to have that circle begin to fade away, or shift color, or end up warping shape; instead, these clients most literally can't draft the image in the first place.

        Of course, If I describe to them a hot, tasty meal, they can see it briefly.

        For those, I spare them the rigors of visualizing their goals at first, and capitalize instead on the learning style that best suits them. For instance, if they are auditory learners, I'll have them make a description out loud and in detail. Interestingly, while describing, they ARE SEEING, but the matter is not sticking and not being communicated richly as though they are visualizing - yet the EFFECT is the same. For this particular learning type, they are able to work in that way to increase their ability to concentrate, because in the end, they are controlling their attention merely to complete the exercise, and those lessons they can take into the workplace.

        One instance of the effectiveness of going with their inherent style that makes me smile is one fellow a couple months ago who is now making MASSIVE progress because I told him in response to his frustrated plea for assistance to stop struggling trying to fit the system he's been wrestling with, and just relax, write it out on a chalk board big and bold (he is a Kinesthetic - touch, feel, action), and move around a lot while doing it.

        The fellow would have hugged me on the street after that if he could get to me.

        Each person has a mental recipe that makes for a feast in life, and all they've to do is take careful observance of what works for them, and lean on principle.
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        • Profile picture of the author JanEJG
          For me concentration is all about the goal, the list, the getting things done.

          Everynight before retiring, I make a list of the 5 most important things to do the next day.
          Maybe my subconscious thinks about these while I sleep, or maybe it just helps to know what it is I need to do, but it is great fun to grab one thing on the list and get it checked off.

          Then I can do a little reading or something creative. I suppose that would be the reward system huh??
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  • Profile picture of the author linda.robe
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    Friends, I can suggest you all who really cant concentrate for long time. Regular practice of 'Yoga' really helps to increase concentration power. Not only this but also helps to keep the body and mind fit.
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  • Profile picture of the author linda.robe
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    regular practice of 'Yoga' is very effective to increase concentration..
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    • Originally Posted by linda.robe View Post

      regular practice of 'Yoga' is very effective to increase concentration..
      Also, the Buddhist practice of 'Mindfulness Meditation' is very contributory to increased concentration and awareness.
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  • Profile picture of the author Canei Group
    I have the same issue sometimes as well...trying writing down a "to do" list and maybe it will help you stay focused. It seems like its harder and harder because we are all so busy... Good luck.
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