If only we could all shut off a large part of our minds and just focus on the things we know we need to, we could all live healthier lives. But that surely sounds like some kind of hocus pocus nonsense, doesn’t it? Well, no not really. Concentration is a skill, not a mindset, that much we have to understand. Everyone wants to stop their mind from racing when they’re at work just as much as they want it to slow down when it’s time for bed. However things are not that simple, and sometimes it can feel as if our mind has a mind of its own. How can we control it, that is the question. Well, for many many years, scientists have tried to understand the subconscious part of our brains because that’s where much of the activity is going on. How you can improve the skill is up to you and how you use these following methods.
Manually switch off
Do you find your mind racing when you’re at work? Maybe it’s when you’ve just come home from work and for some reason, you can’t stop thinking about things you did at the office. It’s almost like trying to put the brakes on a freight train and all you get is flying sparks and loud screeching but you continue on at the same pace. Well, if you can’t do it totally in your mind then you need to do it manually. Take off your earphones, shut off your phone, turn off the computer screen, shut off the television, and stop listening to your senses that want to distract you. Just sit and breathe. Don’t focus on anything. Enter into a space of nothingness, where no thoughts can truly expand. Take your time and do this for as long as you need to. Then you can go back to your normal routine again. It’s simple yet so effective. Just switching off and stopping doing anything can truly help you focus on the things you want to.
The longing for understanding
Science often comes to the rescue when it comes to our minds. We need to understand why we are having too much or too little brain activity when we need the opposite. It’s quite a bizarre set of circumstances to want to focus, but you find yourself constantly veering off track and doing things other than the things you want to be doing. It’s peculiar but understanding neurofeedback can be made easy with the help of professionals and experts in this field. It’s seen as an evidence-based holistic approach as you are wearing headgear with many sensors that will track and evaluate the kinds of electrical signals your brain is giving off. With the help of the expert, they can help you map out ways which you can live a more concentrated lifestyle, achieve the goals you want to achieve and have no trouble with the little tasks during the day.
Every one of us has trouble focussing on some things. We just don’t understand why our minds cannot just be singular and concentrate on the task we want to. But physically stopping everything and waiting for your mind to calm down can help.