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Three quick fixes to improve concentration


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September 3, 2014 1:05 by

We know, it’s still early; you are still allowed to daydream, but it will soon be time to get to work and FOCUS.

If you are having trouble concentrating, try these out:

1. Stay hydrated:

Yes, it’s hot outside – we don’t want you to risk dehydration, not even a little bit.

A study from the Journal of Nutrition published in 2012, titled ‘Mild dehydration affects mood in healthy young women”, finds that even the slightest dehydration can throw your body off balance. Brain activity shifts away from the task at hand, in order to get your attention and make you fully aware that you are undergoing a physiological disruption. Go on now; walk over to the water cooler.

2. Find a beginning:

You try, you try again, you keep on trying – but all you are left with is a blank Word document. That may just be us, but we have found a method to get the ball rolling – just start. Even if you are writing complete nonsense, at least you will have something to build upon. Beginnings can be quite intimidating, so just take the plunge.

3. The five-minute rule:

No matter what stage you are in, the end or the beginning – maybe some confused place in the middle, give yourself five more minutes. This will train your brain to keep going, even if it is telling you it’s exhausted (it isn’t). If you think you have completed your task, your five minutes will give you time to proof and correct any errors you may have made.

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