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Improve concentration
Improve concentration
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Let’s discover a very important program to improve your concentration. Over the last few decades, studies have shown that the average duration of our concentration has deteriorated sharply. This is due to a number of factors.

Stress in the first place, which is linked to all the new demands that have appeared in our living environment. And of course, noise pollution, light pollution, the fact that we carry our cell phones with us all the time: calls, text messages, emails, social network notifications, and other things of course.

Our brains are no longer used to resting in peace, and yet they need it. On average, it is disturbed every eight seconds. And you may know that nine seconds is the maximum attention span of a goldfish. So, the good news is that we can train our attention to improve our meditation concentration course, training it like a muscle.

Concentration is, of course, sustained attention and the intention to put that attention into action. This may sound complicated, but it’s actually very simple: either we remain in automatic mode, and let ourselves be carried away without acting; or we decide to become active. And by training our attention, we once again become the pilot. To understand these mechanisms, we need to ask ourselves: what distracts us? Quite simply, anything that moves.

Our attention is drawn to everything that moves in all the senses perceived by all our senses. There are many distractors of our attention. Sometimes internal, such as thoughts that disturb us, urges to eat, drink or move; and external distractors, such as noise, our phone, things to do, and many other examples that you could come up with yourself. Let’s try to identify what’s specific to us, what systematically disturbs us when we want to accomplish any task.

Realizing this will help us to reduce the duration and frequency of this distraction. There are two main types of attention: focused attention, the kind we decide to concentrate on while remaining centered and concentrated; and open attention, also known as defocused attention, which invites us to take in everything around us. In this program, we’ll be experimenting with meditations that will enable us to discover and experience, for ourselves, these essential mechanisms. With these mindfulness meditation sessions, little by little, your attentional capacities will improve, enhancing your concentration.

Find out more about concentration meditation

The ability to concentrate varies from person to person. But you should know that not being able to concentrate or having difficulty concentrating is not inevitable. You really can practise and develop it like any other ability. You just have to learn to concentrate on a specific point for as long as possible. Meditation is a very useful and effective way of developing mindfulness in all areas of life.

How can I develop my concentration?

Dealing with overworked thoughts

In Eastern philosophy, the mind is often compared to a young animal that cannot stand still. Animals that can’t stand a calm or straight road. However, it can be trained to better tolerate these states. Meditation can help.

It’s certainly not a question of depriving the mind of this energy that allows so much discovery and pleasure. Rather, it’s about channelling it so that it can be used effectively. So instead of letting it waste away on distractions and jumping from one idea to another, let it be useful.

Think of your mind as a current and you can let it flow freely when you need its strength. By channelling it, you harness the power of water to its full potential. The plasticity of the mind also allows you to find free water at any time, anywhere.

Meditate to improve

The principle could not be simpler. You have to learn to direct your mind, to concentrate it on a single thought. Meditation involves examining and understanding your relationship with the outside world, with yourself, etc., without ever straying from the first thought.

You will quickly discover that constraining thought is not always the best solution. Passive resistance is sometimes much better. So when irrelevant thoughts surface, you prefer to let them pass rather than try to erase them.

Practice and take your time

We are often reluctant to think of minds as muscles, but with all the limitations of that comparison, there are many similarities.

As you progress, you will need to train your ability to concentrate through increasingly difficult exercises. So give yourself time to make progress. Try to go too fast and you’ll get tired and refuse to train. This will manifest itself as a muscle that has been injured under excessive strain.

We need to rest between training sessions; that’s the price of progress. We must never give in to the temptation to do more and more, even if we believe that only hard, persevering work will produce results.

Meditation to cultivate concentration is also a school of patience, knowing how to demand something of yourself while leaving time for your own thoughts. He’s still like a child and you want to grow up. It needs time to adapt and change.

Finally, meditation is an excellent way of improving concentration. Ideas are malleable and can be used for better things. If you already practise these mindfulness techniques, practising meditation regularly will multiply the results!

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