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Increase your brain capacity to become more aware of your potential.

Focusing is difficult for the brain: this organ gets tired of thinking, just like the muscles. How do you get the brain in shape?

One can learn to use the brain more effectively and train concentration, as well as muscles. We all remember how we learned our first poem in the first grade or in kindergarten to present to Santa to receive a Christmas gift. At least for me, it comes to mind first when I think about when I started memorizing.

There was a small hook with it, of course, because I got a gift for it when I read the poem by heart. There is a bit of selfishness in it. As I was only 5-6 years old at the time, I naturally had that will. As adults, we no longer learn to remember things because the development of modern technology in this field has made us quite comfortable.

1. Be present and let go

It means believe that the more work means done, the more successful they will be. It is commonplace; I can safely suggest that it has also become the norm today. You don’t have to. You don’t have to work all the time if you want to be effective.

Experiments show that solutions often come when you are just like that and just let the thoughts go. Personally, it has helped me a lot when I get away from the thing I get stuck in. I get away from this room. Or even walk away for 5 minutes.

It has done scientifically proven that the frontal lobe that controls thinking then lets go of processes. Simultaneously, it is essential to be without a smart device, but today’s people no longer know well. If you are on a smart device, the brain is not free. Instead of being on a smart device, you should move, take a bath, play with the children, do a workout or go for a walk in nature.

2. Focus on one task

It is inefficient to do everything at once. We only think and learn when we focus. Doing several things at once makes them less efficient in the main task. Rejected was also sold as if women were better at multitasking than men. In reality, both men and women do several things at once when one of the activities has become so automatic that you no longer have to think about it, such as cooking.

That attention is complex, and the brain is easily disturbed. External inputs, such as someone moving or a new e-mail in the mailbox, bother us tremendously. “Our brains do not design for today’s work environment,” our brains are still like a caveman: he responds to every click and movement to prevent a person from being eaten by anyone.

The beauty of multitasking is based only on cognitive benefits. It may seem to us that we can get things done and done faster, but in reality, our productivity will drop by up to 40%! That is a scientifically proven fact.

Jumping from one task to another, the quality of our work also suffers. No smooth flow, though, does our creativity. At one point, we may feel that we are too stuck in the details and lost sight of the big picture.

3. Silence the distractors completely.

To less disturb the brain’s focus, external yammers must be shut down when working: other browsers, telephone, etc. But even if you shut down the external yammers, the inner will come: “Maybe this important e-mail came what I do in the evening. ”That’s why we have to fight the internal stirrers. The following trick will help you do this.

1. Turn off phone alerts – When you’re on a project that requires deepening, put your phone in night mode to avoid phone alerts without getting lost. You can make a few exceptions to achieve peace of mind (for example, you always allow a nursery talk to come through).

2. Turn off computer notifications – To prevent your computer as a tool from becoming a distraction, it’s a good idea to close all unnecessary web windows and programs. It is essential to turn off e-mail alerts. You do not have to reply to the email within 1 minute of receiving it. See point 3.

3. Create a daily schedule and schedule time for focused activities – Use the calendar that suits you (Google, I Cal) and plan the time when you will be responsible for, for example, answering e-mails, preparing offers, or analyzing data.

4. White noise – If you work in an open office or just in a noisy environment, headphones and the blurry background music that sounds there are often helpful in helping you focus and get away from the hustle and bustle of the surroundings.

5. Hour of silence – Door closed or sign out! Let your colleagues know that if there is no absolute emergency, an hour when the “do not disturb” sign hangs on the door of your office will be noticed and observed.

6.Focus on one thing for at least 20 minutes. For example, an hourglass can help you with this.

7. To-Do list – Keep note paper close: If you remember something that needs your attention in the middle of a workflow, write it down on notepaper. This way, you can be sure that the idea will not be lost, and you will focus on one thing.

8. Set priorities – One of the many ways to set preferences is the Pareto 80-20 principle – 80% of the result obtained through 20% of the activities. It is essential to identify this valuable 20% of activities.

9. 2-minute rule – Usually, tasks that require little time, such as a phone call or an e-mail, tend to be delayed. To avoid procrastination, deal with the matter for at least 2 minutes, and then you can give up. Chances are pretty high that you’ll get it done in no time. And even if you can’t, once you’re starting, you’re much more likely to finish it, even if it takes 4 minutes.

10. Do a quick/unpleasant thing in the morning – Make this awkward phone call right in the morning, then at the beginning of the day, you will feel that you have done something and there is the motivation for the whole day.

4. Plan your time and brain

That means that tasks should be written out item by item. When you complete a job, you need to decide that it is the most important thing right now.

Believe me. It helps a lot if you write it down on paper with your hand. Then, the essential thing stuck better in your brain. Writing has a psychological effect on our brains, then the things take root in our minds, and the brain also realizes that the thing that did write is somehow essential to you, and it will remember it better than.

5. Do top things during peak hours

If it is necessary to think about an important thing,  You must plan a vital thing to do so during the so-called peak hours, when the idea works best, e.g., in the morning. The peak time must do kept as your time.

6. Slice tasks

Even if you have chosen the most important task and are doing it during your peak hours, the brain still tries to postpone things, finding reasons why the job is still impossible. It is helpful to slice work tasks. For example, write “do two slides” instead of “make a presentation.” Filling in such snippets will help you get closer to your goal.

7. Take breaks and, if necessary.

If you have worked hard for 25 minutes, you can then take a break, either move or fall asleep instead. Or close your eyes and meditate, then focus on breathing.

8. Train your concentration muscles

Because concentration is like a muscle, it is possible to train it. How? If you want to get better, you have to practice it. The same goes for concentration: you have to try to work longer and better. “Take this sport. Small steps help. ”

You may think that my recommendations may seem very mechanical and may raise the question of where creativity lies. The way we think about creativity is often a myth. It means believe that the idea comes to mind.

However, scientific research has shown that creativity does always based on a focus on work. Innovation requires the brain to think that it is synthesizing a larger unit than pieces of information. It takes time to gather excellent knowledge from small pieces of information. During the focus, new connections emerge. Creativity is the unique connection between the experience we have collected.

9. Discuss productively

When you are focused, creating new units in your brain, you want to share your thoughts with others. The exchange of ideas is valuable. When one brain makes new ideas, there is no censorship, and every picture looks good. If you discuss things, you can get feedback. Other people lead our thoughts and say apparent stuff we didn’t come up with by you.

Lea

6 thoughts on “Increase your brain capacity to become more aware of your”

  1. Most of us only concern about our physical shape but not our brain. All of us just go through so many decisions in a day and we may experience the loose of focus or even suffer from decision fatigue so I think getting our brain in shape is the most important thing tht you can do to yourself to be more productive. White noise is the nice trick, I am going to give that a try and hopefully that can help with my focus. Thanks for sharing these tips Lea! 

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  2. Hello there! These days I feel like I am so immerse into technology for school and work that it almost feels impossible to break away from it. Although I feel like I am doing so much more than I ever have (and all at once), I also feel like my brain’s capacity is being reduced. Before you know it, so much time has also passed. Like you mentioned, multi-tasking will drop productivity. I will definitely try to apply the strategies you have mentioned. Thanks for this!

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    • Thank you for liking my article. I myself have lived through the time I went to school and worked at the same time it was very difficult.

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  3. Very interesting topic. 

    I agree we can get easily distracted in this busy world.

    I find that by setting a schedule and sticking to it I get much more accomplished.

    For example, I know that every morning between 9 -12 I will research, write and post new content for my blog site.

    From 1-3, I will post new products on our online store and from 3-5 I will answer emails, do reviews and take care of anything that didn’t get completed throughout the day.

    My family and friends all know I work from home so they will call before dropping by.

    Sticking to this schedule trains my brain on what it needs to focus on and I find it very effective.

    You also made some great suggestions such as limiting distractions.

    Do you follow a schedule?

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    • Yes, I usually use the timeline in my activities. Still, I have to admit that sometimes life interferes, in which case I have to deal with the essential thing that is happening right now, and then I return to my usual routine.

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