Concentration

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#1 22 April, 2015 - 14:17
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Concentration


Does anyone have any tips and tricks on acquiring incredible, laser levels of concentration and mental clarity.

I'm interested in anything you've found to help. Listening to certain music, diet, meditation, white noise, etc. What isolated tools help you? Does anyone have a holistic regime?

24 April, 2015 - 11:31
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Find your best time of the day. That usually lasts around 3-5 hours for most people. Mine is 5-9 am. This is the best time to get work done. Don't eat; it slows you down(I mean until the best time is over). I usually start eating around noon.

Juicing.

Music powerful enough to block out outside noise without being annoying, but not engaging enough to distract you.

Meditation.

Cold showers. Whenever it's past the 'best time', and I still need to do stuff, I take a cold shower, and can get an extra 1-2 hours of focus time.

Sleep.

A walk in the cold(usually around 8pm), around 20 minutes. I nearly always find that by the time the walk is ending my mind is clear. I don't really know how to describe it. But before the walk, it's all cloudy, busy, unfocused, anxious. Afterward, it's clear, calm.

It's probably highly individual. You just have to find your own methods. Trial and error, by following others' routines. See what works and what doesn't work for you. 95% of what works for one person won't work for another. The trick is to find that 5% and add it to your machine.

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25 April, 2015 - 08:43
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This is my method:
1. Set a specific amount of time for a given task - the less (if it is possible), the better.
2. Get rid of every possible distraction so you really can't do anything else than the thing that you need to be focused on.
3. Take a few deep breaths.
4. Say to youself "You can do it!" until you feel that you are ready.
5. Perform outstandingly.

25 April, 2015 - 14:09
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Thank you both very much!

I do a lot of that already, but I'm also going to try implementing "cold shots" (60 second ice showers) as a quick switch/top up. I'll let you know how it works out

26 April, 2015 - 23:09
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27 April, 2015 - 09:56
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Agree completely with Holmes. Always focus on one thing. 'Do the most productive thing at every given moment'. That doesn't mean always be working, sometimes the most productive thing is to relax and do something meaningless. But set aside time for that. Take 4 hours at the end of the day to wind down and relax, check social media and such. Just don't do it while working.

Bateman

11 May, 2015 - 15:45
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I don't know if it is true but I have heard that if you do fast recall, binary numbers or so, you concentration may increase a bit due to the high level of concentration that you need to do those exercices.

11 May, 2015 - 23:20
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Meditation Meditation Meditation. It is so closely linked with concentration. Just take a look at getting into casual Vipasanna meditation, or mindfulness meditation.

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