In this eBook you will learn how to improve your concentration skills. You will be taught techniques which will enable you to focus on what is most important in any situation while ignoring distractions. Concentration is a practical skill which can enrich our lives considerably. Unfortunately, most of us are probably more familiar with losing our concentration than with effective “focusing” ability.
This eBook will explore concentration in three stages. Firstly, it will explain what concentration is, show you how it's influenced by your attitudes and emotions, and give you some practical tips to improve your listening and reading skills. Secondly, it will help you to analyse and deal with common distractions in your life. Finally, it will present some practical “focusing” strategies which will help you to improve your concentration in a variety of daily situations.
Psychologists have discovered a great deal about how our concentration system works. For example, it seems that “focusing” ability is largely determined by a person’s attitude or interest. This finding shows us that psychologically, the more control you can exert over any difficult situation the less it will upset you. And although you may not be able to change a situation, you can always change your attitude to it. Using this principle, this eBook explains some simple yet powerful focusing techniques which will help you in any mentally demanding situation – whether it’s reading a book, listening to someone at a meeting or playing a sport competitively.