5 Neuroscience hacks to boost your focus permanently: - Deepstash

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1.  Train Your Brain

1. Train Your Brain

Two types of attention:

◦ Selective

◦ Sustained

Both are critical for effective focus.

Build your sustained attention by focusing on a task for a set time limit.

Build your selective attention by focusing on one task without distractions.


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2.  Prioritize Focus

2. Prioritize Focus

Intentionally make ‘focus’ a priority in your life.

First, identify what you need to prioritize.

Next, allocate the time needed to complete your task without distraction.

Finally, remove all other tasks or commitments during that dedicated time.


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3.  Utilize the Power of Music

3. Utilize the Power of Music

Music can boost brain power and improve focus.

The ideal focus-boosting music:

◦ Has no lyrics

◦ Is upbeat

◦ Is familiar or lyrically predictable

Listen to music during focused work sessions to stay on task.


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4.  Optimize Your Environment

4. Optimize Your Environment

The environment you work in affects your focus.

To optimize your focus:

◦ Eliminate visual distractions

◦ Reduce noise levels or use noise-cancelling headphones

◦ Adjust the lighting to reduce eye strain


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5.  Mindful Meditation

5. Mindful Meditation

Mindful meditation can boost focus by increasing the size of the brain's prefrontal cortex.

To try mindful meditation:

◦ Find a quiet place,

◦ Set a timer,

◦ Focus only on breathing.

When your mind wanders, gently guide it back to your breath.


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