How Long Can YOU Concentrate?
Most people can't focus on one thing for much longer than 20 minutes.
There are some tasks you probably can't focus on for more than 3 minutes!
So, it's worth the effort to try to improve. An easy way is to use a Concentration Monitor every day for about a week when you study. Use it for the same class over several days to see some progress.
WHAT IS THE CONCENTRATION MONITOR?
A Concentration Monitor is a really simple tool that lets you "pay attention to your attention."
It's a way of catching yourself when you aren't paying attention. It reminds you to stop daydreaming and get back on track.
How Do I Use A Concentration Monitor?
Every time your mind wanders even a little, make a check mark () (Who knows? You may have a few or a hundred!)
Record the time that you actually stopped studying.
Calculate the time you actually spent studying.
NOTE: PAYING ATTENTION TO YOUR ATTENTION CAN BE DISTRACTING AT FIRST! TRY IT SEVERAL DAYS TO SEE RESULTS.
How Can I Make Better Concentration a Habit?
Download this form and try it!