By Remez Sasson
Do you feel that you lack enough concentration, and would like to strengthen it?
Lack of concentration seems to be very common, especially nowadays, with so many distractions, so much information, gadgets, advertising, and products that attract your attention in so many ways.
This happens everywhere, at work, at school and at home. Walking, eating, exercising, studying, and almost activity, are done with a divided attention, and therefore, not so efficiently, and at the risk of making mistakes and errors.
What is concentration? It is the ability to control the attention, choose on what to focus it, and reject irrelevant thoughts and distractions. It enables you to become the master of your mind, and not the opposite.
This is a skill, which need to be acquired, and requires some work. It is like learning to swim, to drive or to dance. You don’t acquire these skills just by thinking about them. You need practice over a period of time.
- Is your concentration okay, or do you think it requires improvement?
- In which area of your life do you need it most?
- Do you really want to strengthen this ability?
- Do you easily focus on your work, studies, or anything else that requires attention, or do you find it difficult to control your attention?
- Is your mind in constant inner chatter?
- If you are using creative visualization or affirmations, do you feel that you need to improve your ability to focus your mind?
If you were given exercises and instructions to improve your ability to concentrate, would you follow and practice them?
This skill can be improved, but it requires practice. You need to train your attention. You need some degree of willpower to do that. However, if you are earnest enough, you will probably notice some improvement within a few weeks, and as you practice, this skill would improve.
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