5 Sure-Shot Ways to Improve Concentration - Deepstash

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If you’ve ever found it difficult to get through a challenging task at work, studied for an important exam, or spent time on a finicky project, you might have wished you could increase your ability to concentrate.

Well, the good news is - you actually can enhance your concentration. 

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1. How about some FIFA?

Research suggests that playing video games could help boost concentration.

  • A study looking at 29 people found evidence to suggest an hour of gaming could help improve visual selective attention (VSA), your ability to concentrate on a specific task while ignoring distractions.
  • Another study looked at 100 studies examining how video games could affect cognitive function. The results suggest playing video games may lead to various changes in the brain, including increased attention and focus.

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2. Sleep like a baby

A demanding schedule, health issues, and other factors sometimes make it difficult to get enough sleep. But it’s important to try and get as close to the recommended amount as possible on most nights.

Many experts recommend adults aim for 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night.

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3. Hit the gym, the road, or the backyard

Increased concentration is among the many benefits of regular exercise. Exercise benefits everyone. A 2018 study looking at 116 fifth graders found evidence to suggest daily physical activity could help improve both concentration and attention after just 4 weeks.

P.S. - If it’s hard to find time to exercise or you don’t want to join a gym, try to think of fun ways to work it in throughout the day. May be a walk?

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4. Spend time in nature

If you want to boost your concentration naturally, try to get outside every day, even for a short while. You might take a short walk through a park. Sitting in your garden or backyard can also help. Any natural environment has benefits.

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), spending time in nature can have a positive impact on both physical and mental health.

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5. Take a break. Please?

You’ve spent a few hours on the same project, and suddenly your attention starts to wander. Even though it’s hard to keep your mind on the task, you stay at your desk, forcing yourself to keep going. But your struggle to focus just makes you feel stressed and anxious about not completing your work on time.

You’ve probably been there before. Next time this happens, when you first feel your concentration drop, take a short mental break. Refresh yourself with a cool drink or nutritious snack, take a quick walk, or go outside and get some sun.

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