Focus and Concentration


If you have ever found it very difficult to get through a challenging task at work, studied for an important exam, or spent time on a finicky project, you might have wished you could increase your ability to concentrate.

Concentration refers to the mental effort you direct towards whatever you are working on or learning at the moment. It is sometimes confused with attention span, but attention span refers to the length of time you can concentrate on something.

Before you start working toward improving your mental focus, you might want to begin by assessing just how strong your mental focus is at the present moment.

  1. Your Focus Is Good Enough If...

  2. You find it easy to stay alert

  3. You set goals and break tasks up into smaller parts

  4. You take short breaks, and then get back to work

  5. Your Focus Needs to be Worked on If...

  6. You daydream regularly

  7. You cannot tune out distractions

  8. You lose track of your progress

How to enhance your focus and concentration:

1.Train your brain for the better

Playing certain types of games can help you get better at concentrating.

Try: Sudoku, crossword puzzles, chess, puzzles, word searches or scrambles and memory games

Brain training activities can have a huge impact on concentration. Brain training games can also help you develop your working and short-term memory, as well as your processing and problem-solving skills.


Brain training can work for kids, too. Invest in a book of word puzzles,