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what if I gave you three simple tips that will help you increase your

concentration on studies for long hours and what if I told you that this one

single activity of being able to focus will single-handedly take you to the

path of success that working hey this is chetna and you're watching chetchat

one of the largest online career and higher education chat shows and today

we're talking about how to increase your focus and concentration on your studies

for long hours now before we begin let me tell you that in every subsequent

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how to focus and concentrate on your studies for long hours and in this I

will give you three tips and at the end of the video I will also give you three

bonus tips so keep watching but before that let's look at the real problem

Shh let me tell you a secret people that are successful don't feel any of these

problems but the question is how do we become like that and tip number one is

called programming now imagine you're driving in a car down this beautiful

mountainous track now what if you're sitting in the back seat of the car

chances are initially you're going to be looking out to see what's the scenery or

you're going to be looking in front to see that can I keep track of the route

but after some time I guarantee you you're gonna get bored and you're gonna

either start looking at your phone or you're gonna fall off to sleep or you're

going to be asking the driver how long is this going to take now just imagine

that you are in the driver's seat now no matter how many distractions are there

how much you feel hunger thirst or your phone is ringing you're going to cut out

everything and focus entirely on every oncoming vehicle and hairpin Bend now

why such a big difference the question is in our lives are we in

the driver's seat or is someone else driving our vehicle

are we taking charge or are we blaming someone else from our problems

now our brain is a super power control it before it rules you distraction and

direction are inversely proportional when one goes up the other one comes

down now the reason I call this programming is because every day you

think it's easy but every day when you wake up chances are you're gonna slip

right back into your old way of thinking and which is why each morning when you

wake up ask yourself am I in the driver's seat of my life have I taken

responsibility for everything that happens to me today

and soon it's going to become a habit how to increase your focus and

concentration tip number two it's called practice now no one ever taught you how

to concentrate your parents just tell you concentrate karo but no one tells us

how to do it now attention is a muscle and just like every other muscle in the

body it requires training. Malcolm Gladwell said that in order to become an

expert at something you need to spend 10,000 hours learning it now guess what

happens to us every day we spend about 15 to 16 hours being distracted we're

talking to someone we're checking the phone we're reading a book with checking

our laptop and guess what you're becoming an expert at at distraction so

today I'm going to teach you something that you will follow initially just for

10 minutes in your day and eventually you're going to become a master at your

own focus and concentration today take out 10 minutes of time where you can be

alone and comfortable in a room and which is a room that you enjoy studying

in now finish all your eating and drinking before you go into that room

and keep your phone and laptop outside since this is your first training

session we're going to start with your favorite subject so take one textbook

don't take five six seven textbooks remember we're only talking about ten

minutes take one textbook one notebook a couple of pens if you like colored pens

and take one extra sheet of paper which we're going to use as a distraction

sheet take a timer with you and when you think you're ready to begin switch on

the timer now pick up your textbook and read actively read aloud shut the book

ask yourself some questions maybe you want to make some notes try to see if

you can remember what you've studied highlight underline and you're going to

find that suddenly something pops into your head saying hey you need to call

somebody or you need to respond to somebody's message

now whatever distracting thoughts get into your head put all of that down on

this sheet that's lying to your side come back and study write down the

thought come back instead and towards the end of ten minutes just shut the

books switch off the timer close everything and walk away from that room

and like all exercise the first day is usually a bit unusual but it's possible

that what you've accomplished in this ten minutes is as deep as what you would

have accomplished in a whole hour we try to increase the number of these

slots that you take don't be in a hurry to increase the length of the slot there

are only three rules that you need to follow to make this activity a success

rule number one every time a distracting thought enters your mind write it down

on that distraction sheet lying on the side rule number 2 every time you think

you're totally losing concentration switch it off close your books and move

out don't worry about the timer and rule number three never never never get your

phone into this space this is a sacred space where you always focus the moment

you allow the distraction into the space you pollute the space when you follow

these three golden rules you will be able to sit for at least about 45

minutes and concentrate with full focus and to keep your mind sharp and focused

we also need to have a healthy body so here are the three things you need to

look at one is your diet eat a diet of healthy food drink a lot of water cut

down on sugars because that makes us sleepy second is sleep sleep is brain

food it's not only brain food it is super food for the brain so if you can

get about seven to seven and a half hours of sleep every night you're going

to actually increase the ability of the brain to focus and concentrate and the

third thing you need to look at is exercise a good exercise routine

increases the blood circulation and carries oxygen to the brain to help us

focus and concentrate and there's one more little practice session that you

need to do every single day it's called mindfulness some people call it

meditation but don't worry don't be afraid of those big words all it means

is doing one single task at a time and focusing on it so for example you're

talking to someone only focus on the person don't be checking your phone at

the time if you're drinking a glass of juice think about the glass of juice

don't be looking at television at the same time so the goal is that in every

activity that you do during the day do one thing at a time with full

concentration and your mind starts getting trained to focus on the activity

that is taking part in and they say more you sweat in peace the less you

bleed in war the more you practice mindfulness and concentration in the

little little things every day that attitude is going to carry with you to

the high pressure situations of a heavy competitive exam you're going to be able

to focus beautifully in that three-hour competitive exam without a problem

how to increase your focus and concentration tip number three is called

passion now passion to like focus can be cultivated and I'm going to give you

three quick ideas on how you can cultivate the passion the first thing

that you need to do is don't start reading the textbook right away on a new

chapter a new topic cover to cover text books are not thrillers they are boring

so before we open that textbook how about we had an interesting higher level

perspective on the topic that makes us super interested in actually reading a

textbook so a couple of things you can do you can go to a Khan Academy video

you can go to a Nat Geo video if that's what your subject area is you could also

listen to podcasts and they sometimes give you this big picture interesting

overview but the idea is first train your mind to first get interested in the

topic and then open the textbook and again the textbook we will not read

cover to cover we'll use the sq3r technique which we've

discussed in the previous video and you can go back and watch that I'll drop a

link down below as well the second idea to help you develop passion is to give

yourself rewards now when we train our mind we need a reward at the end

allowing yourself to make that phone call to a friend it could be playing

with your pet or it could be grabbing that small piece of chocolate once in

a while and a third idea that's going to keep our interest in that subject is to

vary our study techniques if you're reading from a book one time make notes

another time go to a video a third time and try different different things and

we've got a video to talk about all these interesting study techniques and

I'm going to drop a link below and finally for the three bonus tips that I

had promised to give you an bonus tip number one is

focus on fewer things yes a lot of people will tell you to write down all

your priorities in A B and C and they'll tell you that go for the A priority

right now try to do the B later and you know if you get some time look at your

C priority but Warren Buffet's says that he writes down all his priorities

into A B and C and he only goes for A he actively dissuade you from looking at a

B and the C and he says those are the distractors so Bill Gates says himself

that the reason for success is because he focuses on fewer things

bonus tip number two is that sometimes the reason we are not able to focus on

our goal is because we haven't written down our goal clearly enough so how

about we take a piece of paper and write down our goal very clearly in one month

what is it that I want to achieve and bonus tip number three is called start

saying no yes it is lot of people will tell you that you need to say yes to

everything you need to be positive but I'm saying to you start saying no and

this is in tandem with focus on fewer things when somebody comes up to you

with an idea and chances are it's like hey this is so exciting how about I go

ahead and do it tell the person let me think about it and I suggest sleep over

that idea wake up the next morning and unless it is exactly in line with those

1 2 3 items that you had in your a priority list say no and that's all from

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