Concentrating on Concentration
Concentration is difficult to maintain with all of the distractions in the modern world. For myself, being a college student, I find it difficult to complete any homework assignment without checking Facebook a few times, grabbing a snack, checking out what’s on TV, and chatting with my roommate. This really prolongs the process and limits my free time. Also,with the weather becoming drearier and drearier by the day, it is difficult to keep a positive mood while completing these daily tasks.
Here are just a few tips to keep you on track and cheery this fall
1. Disconnection is Key!
To concentrate completely on homework you have to disconnect from all of the gadgets. Close your Facebook! If the internet is not a necessity for the task at hand unplug completely. Computers still do things without the internet, I promise.
Also turn off your cell phone. If turning it off just won’t work for you, at least put it across the room so you won’t be tempted to use it unless someone has to get ahold of you and calls.
The TV is the next thing to go. I love having some crazy reality show playing in the background just as much as the next person, but your work will be finished must faster if you shut off the distractions.
2. Stop Trying to Multitask!
The quality of work significantly decreases as you do multiple things at once. It also takes you even longer to complete both of the tasks. So you might as well just do both things separately. You will end up with a better result and it will happen just as fast.
3. Try Some Yoga!
Yoga calms people down and allows you to concentrate more. The calm feeling makes work easier to get through. Yoga also helps with your mood. It allows more oxygen to flow to the brain, resulting in a happier you. Taking an hour out of my day to do some yoga always pays off. For yoga salons in downtown Pittsburgh, Verve Wellness is a great place to take classes. They offer yoga from 12:30 to 1:30pm every Monday and Thursday.
Try these few tricks and see if it helps you be more productive. It’s worth a shot to gain a few moments of free time from our busy lives.