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Practical Tips to Improve Concentration and Focus

26 June 2013 4 Comments

You can find strong powers of concentration in yourself. When you are decisive and sincerely want to excel in your studies, pass an important exam, or playing one of your favorite games; the power of concentration becomes available to you. This kind of concentration is raised because of some need, or desire. Increasing it in a systematic way, brings it under your control, and grants you the ability to use it easily, with no exertion whenever you need it. Real and good concentration is developed slowly, through daily work, and with special exercises. It has to be approached in a reasonable and practical way.

The following tips should help you develop concentration and focus skills:

  1. Tips to Improve Concentration While Studying

-Find a work area that is conducive to studying – well-lit, quiet, andfocus11


– Set reachable goals by sticking to a routine study schedule.

– Focus on your objective and accomplish a set number of tasks per session.

Be organized and create checklists.

– Create incentives to complete tasks.

Change your study routine now and again by focusing on a different study

task to break the monotony.

– Take regular breaks, even if it is just to stretch for five minutes. This will

improve and maintain concentration.

– Reward yourself once you have completed studying and exams are over by

going away on vacation, celebrating with friends, or having a massage.

If you are a parent, learn to recognize any child concentration problems, and

provide the necessary support.

  1. Tips to Improve Concentration with healthy habits:

– Eat a healthy, balanced diet.focus2

Eat small meals throughout the day, and avoid heavy meals that can cause

sluggishness before studying.

Include vitamin supplements into your diet.

– Drink plenty of water while studying and when you are feeling lethargic.

Limit your caffeine and sugar intake, as they increase anxiety.

Regular exercise not only improves your concentration but increases energy


– Sufficient rest, regular sleeping patterns, and relaxation are necessary for

memory and concentration.

– To improve concentration and memory, herbal and homeopathic natural

remedies such as Centella asiatica can help to support mental focus.

What Causes Concentration Problems?

Physical Factors:


Irregular sleep patterns

Unbalanced diet and hunger

Lack of exercise



Alcohol or drug abuse

Psychological Factors:






Mental burnout



Lack of motivation

Environmental Factors:



Telephone, internet, and email

Poor lighting


Visual stimulation



Personal Factors:

Personal issues and interruption from other people such as family, spouse, friends, or colleagues

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  • ankan said:

    nice one.At first I want thank all of you who are given that really nice word for concentration.I want to apply those type of suggestion of my daily life.Thanks a lot…Ankan

  • monika sen said:

    it is good . i will try to practice it. it would help me as i am really depressed now.if u have more suggestions please write .

  • Nimmy said:

    I already have 2 resits due to lack of concentration and personal pressure. I will definately try these tips as I am in a top uni and cannot afford to fail….Many thanks for the tips.

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