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The ‘five more’ rule

The ‘five more’ rule

... for learning to concentrate better:

Whenever you feel like quitting – just do five more – five more minutes, five more exercises, five more pages – which will extend your focus. 

The rule pushes you just beyond the point of frustration and helps build mental concentration.

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Meditation and focus

Meditation and focus

  • Learning how to be more mindful, practicing mindfulness or meditation, can all help facilitate greater concentration. Start with breathing correctly. In all mindfulness or meditation practice, breathing is key. 
  • Another effective technique for boosting concentration is coun...

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Daily interruptions

Daily interruptions

On average, we experience an interruption every 8 minutes or about 7 or 8 per hour. In an 8t-hour day, that is about 60 interruptions. The average interruption takes about 5 minutes, so that is about 5 hours out of 8. 

And if it takes around 15 minutes to resume the interrupted ac...

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Myth of multitasking

Myth of multitasking

We’re not actually multitasking; rather, we are switching rapidly between different activities.

Better concentration makes life easier and less stressful and we will be more productive. Practice concentration by finding things to do that specifically engage you for a period of time t...

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Reading for pleasure

Reading for pleasure

We have got so used to skim reading for fast access to information that the demand of a more sophisticated vocabulary, a complex plot structure or a novel’s length can be difficult to engage with.

Single-minded attention may need relearning in order to enjoy reading for pleasure agai...

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Physical exercise

Physical exercise

For any extended period of exercise – whether it be yoga, playing a team sport or dancing – the engagement of the brain with the body is also an exercise in concentration. Regular exercise also activates the body and this is beneficial for the brain.

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Advantages of the two-minute rule

  • The two-minute rule is simple and straightforward to implement.
  • It prevents procrastination before it starts. Instead of adding a task to a list to do in the future, it can be done now.
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