It is impossible to concentrate on anything if your mind is a messy jumble of thoughts. You will be able to give your concentration a tremendous power boost if you just take some time out to sort everything going on in your head.
Does this scenario sound familiar? You wake up in the morning thinking about everything you couldn’t squeeze into your schedule yesterday. You spend some time sulking and realize after some time that you are running late for the day. You rush through the chores and start off the day with a heavy lump of guilt thereby setting off a similar chain of events for the upcoming days. Can you see what’s happening here? Not only is your day disoriented but your mind is also in a state of utter chaos. You should deal with this before everything gets out of control as it will certainly impact your concentration level and here are a few pointers that can be of help.
Organize your thoughts
Keep a tab of what is going on in your mind. Stop thinking about something you are not doing right now and make yourself focus on the task at hand. You will easily be able to compartmentalize your thoughts if you give it a try.
One thing that definitely slurs your thoughts are indistinct goals. You are bound to get lost if you haven’t decided where you want to go hence make sure that you have set clear-cut goals for the week, month and year.
Your goals should be translated into actions and tasks that you need to take up every day. This gives your mind direction and helps it to stay focused. Make a time table illustrating the daily routine you need to follow to get your goals done and follow it religiously.
Drill it in
Look into what’s going on in your mind and give yourself clear instructions before starting off with your to-do list for the day. A good time to set things straight in your mind is in the morning or at night after winding up all your tasks for the day. Your mind will stay off track if you do not give it instructions every day.
Relax a bit
Over working your brain cells will result in burn out. Take rest if you think you’ve done enough for the day and give your mind some time to unwind. Your head will just settle down peacefully when you are not thinking about anything and giving it a rest.