How do I concentrate on my studies 2

Concentration problems / concentrating, how do you do it?

aureliee  📅 10.12.2012 14:39:05
Concentration problems / concentrating, how do you do it?
I can stay on one thing for a maximum of 30 minutes at a time and only if I force myself to do so. After that, often during this time, my head begins to cloud over, my brain zooms out, thinks of something else without me noticing. When my head zooms back into everyday life and arrives at the current issue or in a conversation, I didn't notice anything. That happens to me not only in university but in all areas of life.

After a short period of time I have to start something completely different, otherwise the current thing will only result in crap. If I want to do something that is on my to-do list, I need years to finish little things. Often times 20 minutes to write an SMS or email, forever to work out a topic, because while writing I get ideas for something else, which I then automatically start to think further, but can seldom think through because new ones keep coming. Or I start something where I get stuck, then for hours with unnecessary stuff without really being aware of it, because I don't notice anything at all during that time.

Despite this way of working, I mostly had good grades because I can only work at once in total stress, but I would like to be able to concentrate normally before that without it getting that far.

Do you have that too ?! How do you concentrate in everyday life, at university, at work, at Todo's and stay longer with one thing? Does it work by itself for you? What kind of strategies do you have?
Anonymous  📅 10.12.2012 15:14:02
Re: Concentration problems / concentrating, how do you do it?
Your description could have been straight from me. > _>

I am curious to see if someone has helpful tips on this.
Cautic  📅 10.12.2012 15:22:02
Re: Concentration problems / concentrating, how do you do it?
It happens to me sometimes too, but I think that's a typical form of "wanting to concentrate too much".
Just let your head run free when you can. Otherwise, it helps me in the lecture when I'm doing little things on the side. Take notes (not just on the blackboard!), Play a simple game on the PC, or even write a message or two. Many find it annoying and it robs them of concentration, for me it's exactly the other way around.
Also, don't try to force yourself to concentrate too much. Not thinking "But if I don't concentrate now ..." all the time. Just let it run.

Errare humanum est, sed in errare perseverare diabolicum.
x223  📅 11.12.2012 16:37:50
Re: Concentration problems / concentrating, how do you do it?
if it gets better with minimal doses of alkali, then the adhs really do it.
Nauty  📅 12.12.2012 20:39:52
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Komo  📅 12.12.2012 22:30:27
Re: Concentration problems / concentrating, how do you do it?
Concentration can be learned or unlearned
It is okay, for example, to concentrate for 30 minutes on a math problem and then think about something else.
This is a sign that you are using your entire brain to solve this task. If you practice this several times, the same task is always easier and your concentration does not deteriorate so quickly.
A beginner can only concentrate fully for 10 minutes and slowly increases this up to 2 hours or more.

I am observing a phenomenon in our fast-paced, overstimulated society. I call it cell phone addiction or the urge to be available all the time.
Whether in lectures, on the bus, at work or at home, nowhere is it possible without the cell phone or a connection to the outside world. The new media disperse us and cause our concentration to decrease. The addiction to look almost always every half an hour who is doing is widespread in the 1988+ generation (without stigmatizing anyone now, there are also older people affected).
I notice something like this because I limit my internet consumption to my laptop and otherwise prefer to use the phone at home than in public.
Without wanting to offend anyone.
I think that's why you have trouble concentrating.
Quickly google the keyword on the Internet, give someone a quick call or text someone and ask about the topic ... All of this ensures that we no longer think for ourselves and strain our brains.
If you are completely honest with yourself now, you usually have your cell phone next to your desk and answer at the first signal.
I've seen this so many times in the library or in lectures.
So I'm not at all surprised that my concentration drops. The more these habits creep in, the worse it gets.
Anyone who is then no longer able to study for 30 minutes should give serious thought.
If you are interested in the topic, there are now studies on it.
ginseng  📅 15.11.2015 21:37:04
Re: Concentration problems / concentrating, how do you do it?
I have the same problem, as soon as I start to learn I start googling some things or start annoying my fellow students -.- I always thought that couldn't be I need something to fix my concentration problems.

After googling around I landed on the following page: http://www.tee-magazin.de/ginseng-tee/ <- the ginseng tea <3 I have to admit it doesn't taste as good as the usual teas but me find he keeps what he promises or what the page promises.
Since I've been drinking it, I've been able to concentrate much better, but each person has to decide for themselves whether it's something for them, but it definitely helped me. But it's worth a try ^^ in my opinion.

I know the post is old but easy for posterity in case anyone is still reading this
Marcel93  📅 19.11.2015 23:57:21
Re: Concentration problems / concentrating, how do you do it?
Perhaps long-term autogenic training. Made a friend and she only reported good things.
Espresso cup  📅 20.11.2015 11:29:39
Re: Concentration problems / concentrating, how do you do it?
You may also be studying at the wrong times. For example, I can't concentrate very well in the afternoon and prefer to do something else. It is easier for me to learn until 12 noon and after 6 p.m. Even if it is not advised, I can concentrate better when it is not completely quiet and therefore I like to listen to music while studying and working.
Re: Concentration problems / concentrating, how do you do it?
From espresso cup You may also be studying at the wrong times. For example, I can't concentrate very well in the afternoon and prefer to do something else. It is easier for me to learn until 12 noon and after 6 p.m. Even if it is not advised, I can concentrate better when it is not completely quiet and therefore I like to listen to music while studying and working.

I feel the same way, I also need soft music on my ears to learn ...
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