How do I study with focus and concentration and avoid distractions and procrastination?
##We have highest level of Concentration in the morning and after 2-3 hours we connect with our daily routine, real world and our job/business/ school and we start taking pressure then slowly slowly we start to lose our concentration level.Now we have two options:[A] Avoid taking pressure: Manage your work and daily routine in such a way that you can balance all things very well, on time so that we can avoid pressure as possible as we can. So increase your efficiency and energy in work or study.[B] Develop habit of concentration in pressure: We have extreme competition in all areas, our life has become so hectic we cannot control or change the environment we live in. So better thing is we accept this situation as today's reality and improve our efficiency, energy, skills up to higher level."Do Practice With Tough Conditions and It will Make You to Perform Best in Normal Conditions. "Try This Creative Idea if it Suits You. Use Controlled Distraction to Remove Uncontrolled Distractions. (don't try during exams days)(Image source: Google)Use headphone and Play your favourite Song at Very Low Volume (almost not audible) and read your book. Slowly-slowly day by day increase volume (very small amount) and do your study but you will not notice the increase in volume. Keep Increasing Keep increasing volume and do study. (at start try for few minutes then increase time limit also.Now you have developed habit of reading with distraction. When You Will Remove This Distraction Also You will FEEL Very Peace and VERY HIGHER DEGREE of CONCENTRATION.Visualize :(image source: Google)Try to visualize Your Book or Notes page, visualize the Diagram/ Formulae/ Paragraph. Visualize the Fonts and Color of Fonts. Try to visualize Lines of Paragraph and Last try to Visualize Word by Word. IT WILL INCREASE YOUR CONCENTRATION AS WELL AS DEVELOP PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY.Try this with other method of concentration.A) Read Aloud: WORLD'S SIMPLEST METHOD TO CONCENTRATE ON STUDY. If you find your mind is diverting again and again while you are studying then try to read aloud. It is very effective, fast and of course very simple to apply.a1) Deep Breaths: Before starting your study close your eyes and take 5-10 DEEP BREATHS. Put palms on your eyes. Use this every 1-2 hours.B) Observe your thought pattern: When your mind diverts, note down in which 'DIRECTION' it diverts. If you observe this way your Stray Thoughts will be removed and also work on those points you noted down.C) Recall: Make a recall of every 40-50 min of study. Slowly slowly Your mind will be MAGNETIZE towards study. Your Concentration will be increase and You will be able to Understand or Remember in one go.D) Use weaknesses of your mind: Connect your study with biggest aim or dream of your life. (Suppose next day you have to make this topic understand to the most beautiful girl of the class. I am sure you will be able to study without any single distraction. Even someone skip his meal also. Because your all energies are directed in only one direction. And EVERY PERSON has SUCH WEAKNESSES THAT CAN BE CONVERTED INTO HUGE POWER, FIND YOUR 'ULTIMATE POWER SOURCE' and use it Positively.E) Dhyana Mudra:(image source: Google)It is very easy but very effective and powerful. DO THIS FOR ABOUT A MINUTE many times a day. It will IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY as well as CONCENTRATION.F) Concentrate on Your Body Parts: This is very Relaxing, Refreshing, Energetic and also improve your Concentration Level. Start with concentrating on the tips of your hand finger. Try to feel or visualize this. Soon you will Feel Some Vibration on that parts. Than slowly slowly Extend this concentration to hand and whole body. You will like your body is not there. Only your thoughts, your mind is alive.Do Some Experiments: Feel some Heat (in winter) or Coolness (like you are holding ice) in Summer. Feel the smell of rose (absence of smell in actual). Feel the soft touch of Rose on your Body.Go Higher: Feel the any Song, Dialogue ( in mind only no sound is present in actual). Feel the scream of Peacock, Feel the sound of any musical instrument. Visualise white / blue/ orange / violet / green color before you eyes....................G) Music/Painting: Learn or Practise Music or Painting or any other. It will make you relax as well as improve Concentration also. You will feel mental peace and calmness. It will energise you. It will be like your best friend. You will not feel loneliness.H) Vitamin C : Include vitamin C in your daily diet. It is natural mood freshener and will improve your concentration power.How to Overcome DistractionsOur mind diverts from low to higher interest. If we train our mind it will change our life. Otherwise we have to face this problem again and again.This happens because we enjoy with gadgets or something else rather than our course books.And we have developed our habit of enjoying in these ways. But my friend, there is enjoy in course books also, you never knew. If you will try you can start enjoying course books.In GADGETS You Have ENJOY as well as REGRET for NOT SPENDING TIME on COURSE BOOKS. But in COURSE BOOKS there is ENJOY, ENJOY and ONLY ENJOY and YOU WILL NEVER REGRET FOR NOT SPENDING TIME ON GADGETS.Take Challenge of 30 Days:This can be changed. If you want, you can do in just 20-30 days. And this situation will be changed. Your life will be changed.Close all connections that can divert your mind. And start study. For 20 to 30 days forcefully spend time with your course books. You like or not. You understand or not.You enjoy or not. But have strong Will Power for this period. During this period of time you will be able to develop habit of reading. After this slowly slowly you would have developed your interest towards books.AND BELIEVE ME AFTER ONE MONTH.... YOU WILL EQUALLY ENJOY YOUR COURSE BOOKS ALSO. You will have control on you. You will be doing what supposed to do.And if you can enjoy course books you can find enjoyment in anything in the world.Your life will be full of enjoy, energy, positiveness, happiness, bless and BLISS Just spare one month........For you ...your career ...your happiness. ...your life .....Emotional Intelligence: Some time our Emotions become biggest source of distraction. So to manage emotions become must to balance life, to achieve our dreams.We are a bag of emotions and we cannot remove it, but we can direct our emotions, we can intelligently utilize emotions as an extreme power source, We can reduce negative effects on our life.Tools that can help us to become emotionally intelligent and Powerful:Positive AttitudeAcceptance: This is very powerful. If we can develop habit accepting something in extreme cases we can save us to be emotionally breakdown. If we accept or generalise then our pain become weaker.My answer for similar Question [Manoj Arora Rana's answer to How can I get myself motivated to study hard? I always get distracted easily and can't focus then?][I am just wasting my time in movies and series instead of studying for my exams what do I do?][Please Share your Ideas, Methods Techniques if you have any or you developed, it will help me and many others a lot. If you like i will include in this answer with your Name.Please share Your feedback. Which method work for you, Which didn't work for you, What problem you face, How Effective are these for you.]One of Most Inspiring Comments: "My dear friend I am overwhelmed to read this post of yours. The 30 day thing is very true and inspiring and Today I found a true path . I was struggling since one year for getting engrossed into the books. Tried everything but I think this 30 day cycle will surely work..do keep guiding me on this regards for that. After 30 days from today will comment again....."(All Image source: Google)