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7 Secrets to Boosting Your Concentration Skills

7 Secrets to Boosting Your Concentration Skills

Ali Luke | Dumb Little Man

February 23, 2011

Most of us struggle to stay focused. We live in a world of constant distractions – where emails ping up on our cell phones, where entertainment is always just a click away.

The problem is, a lack of concentration can destroy your ability to work effectively.

If you’re not concentrating:

• You’ll make silly mistakes. How many times have you sent an email without its attachment? How many times have you forgotten a call that you meant to make?

• You’ll lose your thread. Ever got distracted half way through writing a sentence – only to completely forget what you were going to type?

• You’ll produce shoddy work. If you can’t concentrate easily, you’ll end up rushing your work to meet deadlines – or you’ll end up missing those deadlines altogether.

It’s no surprise that people who can concentrate and focus will do better in education, work, and life. You might think they’re just the lucky ones. The truth is, we can all learn to concentrate.

Chances are, you can think of plenty of times when you were totally focused on whatever you were doing. Maybe you were playing a video game, and time just slipped by. Perhaps you were deep into a book, and background noises – even loud ones – didn’t distract you at all.

You can access that same concentration in your work (or your studying), too. Here’s how:

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