Improve Concentration with Mental Techniques

8:44 PM Posted by: Toshi O. 0 comments

Those who are less familiar with how a computer stores and how it disseminates knowledge are often baffled to realize that complex relationships can be formed using only a few combinations of numbers. Taking a look at DNA is even more mind-boggling. However, what really puts this in perspective is the fact that the human brain either found or created these complex communication methods. Modern science hasn't even begun to push the realms of what your own wit is capable of. With proper attention and application, you can advance awareness, much like using computer language to turn meaningless numbers into a string of complex instructions.

Be Aware
When it comes to awareness, you can't retain something that you don't adequately grasp in the first place. Make a point to notice what is going on around you. It's always impressive to watch forensic or court shows on television. Often, you will see a scene where they show the contrast between what people actually see and what they thought they saw or actually retained. Pretend that you are in a witness seat and make a game of taking in everything that is going on around you. This will help you advance awareness.

Know Your Learning Style
Each person learns in slightly different ways. While your wit has the ability to process information that is given via oral, auditory or kinesthetic means, your particular personality may dictate which of these methods works the best for your own learning and awareness. Knowing how you best receive information can help you to ensure that it delivered in the best way possible for your awareness. Having to wade through written information when you really prefer to hear things makes you work harder than is necessary. Learning style is closely related to your overall ability to think. Unfortunately, most business and classroom settings are not optimized to speak to a variety of learning styles. This is an adaptation that you will have to make for yourself. Keep in mind, however, that completely eliminating other senses to focus on your own preferred style may backfire. Always seek to stretch yourself in order to gain the full benefit from a learning environment.

Catalogue Information
Raw data is a good thing, but knowing what a particular piece of information means puts it into context, making it more useful. In addition, being overwhelmed by raw information can harm concentration. One of the best techniques to advance awareness is to organize your information in a way that makes sense to you. This may be as simple as creating a table. You could also turn names, dates or places into a ditty, song or poetry format. How many times have you ended up with a song stuck in your head unintentionally? Creating this on purpose, to advance awareness, is just as powerful. It doesn't matter so much how you catalogue, as much as that you do it and that it works for you.

Concentration and awareness plays a large part in overall success. This is true whether you are sitting in the classroom, performing basic job duties, or even running a company. You have to be able to concentrate to finish any task. Luckily, these top techniques to advance awareness can take a ho-hum awareness and turn it into a information-retaining machine.


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Toshi O. is a retired amateur Muay Thai fighter who also consults with some of the top pharmaceutical companies in the world.

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