Mental skills: How to train your brain to help you improve focus

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Most advertisers know that the average attention span has been eroded to 7 seconds… that’s the same as a goldfish. So you can imagine how many times a day our attention wanders let alone how much our ability to concentrate lessens. As a top performance coach who works with high performers and athletes, improving focus is number one on the Wish List – isn’t it time you trained your attention skills then? Growing your focus and attention skills is absolutely key for optimising your talent. This kind of focus brings you into a more mindful mode, allowing you to deliver to your optimal level. Here are some of actionable methods to train your brain to be more attentive, boost your concentration, improve your memory, and be more aligned with what you are actually intending to focus on:

What You'll Need

  • These Focus skills mean you can wind down easily and avoid having your focus distracted, day or night.

What You'll Do

  • Disrupt your distractions: Start with phone habits. Fade your screen to grey scale – it’s proven to be less eye catching.
  • Move your apps into a folder to stop your AutoPilot.
  • Harness the Pomodoro method: (Especially when working on tasks that you know you aren't passionate about and make you prone to procrastinate). Set a timer for 25mins and spend the first 5mins on Breath & Intention for the task and then watch your cognitive ability and efficiency fly. The more connected and less distracted you are, the more you’ll see it as a challenge to be achieved, whilst also training your attention.
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