Finding yourself often easily distracted? Wondering how you can increase your concentration levels and achieve success in your work and life? Meditation is the answer!
Being more productive in any task you’re undertaking will be done when there is an increase in your concentration. You can be responsible for your success by using some simple techniques of meditation. And such success is not only confined to your workplace, but also to your social and personal life.
Let us first define Concentration.
Concentration is the process of focusing your mind on a singular object, either within or outside your body, and keeping this attention steady for a period of time.
Learn to understand that is is natural for your mind to wander at first and this should not throiw off your balance.
Meditation and Concentration:
Meditation and Concentration are perfect together. Only true concentration will lead to meditation. You will see all other aspects of your life to be steady and balanced if you have a steady mind.
For internal aspects – counting numbers in your mind, breathing and heartbeat. However, for external aspects – ticking of the clock, point on the wall and flame of the candle.
In order to be successful with concentration, you will be required to practice first. Clear your mind from distractions and begin the process again.
The primary focus of meditation to increase your concentration is to eliminate all distractions, whether external or internal.
1. Focus on your breathing
Allow your mind to be cleared of all thoughts. All you need to do is to find a comfortable spot or place where you can focus on yourself. Just focus on your breathing as you inhale and exhale. You can count your breaths.
2. Eat healthy and avoid restless mind
You are what you eat, as what the saying says. It’s so tempting to eat sweets, chocolates, ice cream, etc. that makes your mind restless and your body lethargic. So choose carefully what you eat. Avoid food with too much spice or sugar and reduce the intake of fried and junk food. Include more fruits and vegetables in your diet.
3. Sleep Well
Our brain needs sleep and seven to eight hours to function well. Meditate when you have too much in your plate. A good 20 minutes of meditation every day, preferably in the morning or before lunch time, sharpens the brain cells. So meditate!
4. Use a Mantra
Once you are comfortable, find a mantra of your choice.
Concentration is important on an overall basis. Eliminating distractions and improper thoughts is the beginning to make logical decisions. Use these simple methods of concentration meditation and watch how it benefits you.