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10/11/2016
Do you sometimes wish you could concentrate better? Do you find yourself easily distracted by every fly that passes by? Have you noticed you have to read the same line over and over again? If this is the case, you may have a short attention span. Don't fret, many people do. In today's world, there are so many distractors, both external and internal, that can prevent us from focusing on a task. We would be much more productive if we could actually concentrate. For this post, The Tutoring Center, Rosenberg TX has prepared some tips to help you improve your ever shrinking attention span. If your attention span is getting in the way of achieving top marks in class, perhaps you should add tutoring in Rosenberg to your routine.

Improving Your Attention Span in Rosenberg

The attention span refers to the amount of time you can focus on a task or activity without giving in to distractions. It greatly affects how you perform or complete a job. It's really interesting that as time goes by, your attention span actually grows smaller. The average amount of time an adult was able to concentrate in the year 2000 was 12 seconds, now it's only 8 seconds. Remember that this information is about adults so it may be an even shorter amount of time for children! We should all work on improving our ability to focus by following these tips.

Take a Break and Exercise

Sometimes when you are working on something you get to the point where you are just stuck. You can’t move forward because you just can’t focus. What you need is a little exercise, even a few stretches can help. Physical activity releases chemicals that allow better learning and memorization. It’s an easy mental boost that helps you perform better. Instead of going for the caffeine, go for cardio. Plus, exercising is good for your overall health.

Bring in The Music

We don’t mean you should blast your favorite dancing tunes, but listen to music without lyrics or at least mellow songs. Listening to the right kind of music can help you concentrate and shut out other noises and distractions. Music can be soothing and powerful, too.

Take a Break From Technology

From time to time, take some breaks from digital technology, a day or a weekend if possible. While the internet allows us to multitask (and that can be amazing) it also limits our reflection and contemplation processes. We flit from one website to another, skimming information and not really grasping what we’re reading. Start using a pen and paper occasionally. Some people say they actually feel calmer, more focused, and more creative with this method. Abstain from using your phone or computer when you’re about to go to bed. Another really old school tool to improve your everyday life? Tutoring in Rosenberg! If you feel like the internet has filled you with information that's not appropriate for improving your grades, The Tutoring Center, Rosenberg TX can help you get back on the scholastic track. Call them at (832) 363-7873 to find out more about their many tutoring options.

 Hydration is Always the Key

Studies show that even being mildly dehydrated causes you to pay attention less effectively. Your brain works slower when you are thirsty, which may steal away your attention. Follow the recommended daily dosage of water, and don’t wait until you start feeling thirsty to do so. While we’re on the hydration topic, grab a cup green tea. Tea has a calming effect and memory boosting properties which can help us be more alert and focus better.

Sleep Tight

We don’t function properly when we’re tired, no matter how much caffeine we put into our bodies. Our brains and bodies recover and strengthen some cognitive functions while we sleep. Irregular or interrupted sleeping cycles cut the recovering time, making it difficult for us to focus while we’re awake. Try sleeping the necessary 7 to 9 hours a night and see if your concentration improves.

Take it One Task at a Time

Multitasking will make you finish faster, but the results won’t be the same as if you did each task individually. It's better to do one thing at a time and really focus on doing a good job at it.

Find What Ticks You Off

When you’re stressed or bothered about something, it will probably take a lot of space in your mind. Make a mental list of what is stressing you and imagine you are putting each of those stressors in a box or drawer far away from you, if only for a little while. Work hard at trying to distance yourself from the things that stress you out while you are trying to complete a job. You can also try meditation to help you clear your mind. At first it will be very difficult to sit still and relax, but over time you will notice how much better you are at it.

Looking for Tutoring in Rosenberg TX?

The Tutoring Center, Rosenberg TX  has some tutoring options that can fit your specific needs.  Slowly, you'll notice how you find it easier to focus when you understand what you are doing. Schedule you free diagnostic assessment or give them a call at (832) 363-7873 for more information.

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