|06-06-2008, 03:42 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2008
What to do when focus is burning out
Please provide me with tips on how to refresh your brain when your brain begins to work slow after being confronted with some difficulties on the object of your focus (for example working on homework).
I try recreation but oftentimes the recreation just makes things worse by drawing me into it and away from work.
So I think the key is to how to think really fast when your brain is stumped. Not to lose thinking pace. Any tips here?
|06-06-2008, 04:33 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
When I took my LSAT, this was a huge problem for me. 3.5 hours of brain busters leaves you pretty mentally fatigued.
Two things that helped me.
Preparation: Make sure going into the work that you prepared properly. You had the proper sleep, practise, etc.
Meditation: If you get stumped or you find yourself working slow, takea few moments to meditate and really clear your mind. Close your eyes, take a few deep breathes, then really go back to attacking your work.
|06-06-2008, 07:17 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
I have found that spending 5 minutes tidying, organising or planning can help focus the mind when it begins to wander.
As Chris raised, sleep as well as nutrition, environment have an effect on these things. The brain doesn't operate by itself and in high stress environments you need to treat your body like you're an athlete. Some good quality exercise, clean healthy food, good quality sleep and plenty of water.
Environmental issues have a big impact also. Steve's article on relaxifying your workspace was a great read for me 10 Ways to Relaxify Your Workspace
|06-09-2008, 07:45 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Bangalore, India
One method that works for me is to listen to inspirational music whenever I am down. Music that sends shivers down my spine. For me it is Ennio Morricone and his Western themes. His work just gets me excited to get back to my work. Try to find your own taste of music.
Another way is to think of someone whom you truly admire or some role model of yours. Just think of the hardships and difficulties they had to face to reach to where they are. And when you compare what they had to do vs. what you have to do right now, it might just makes your task feel a little easier.
Of course, both these methods work for me most of the time but not all times. Even I do not get 100% success with it. But it helps in most situations.
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