Concentration and memory power are very important for a students irrespective of what competative exam they are going to appear. Only a proper mind set people can be qualified in any competitive or in general exam. Here we are providing 20 best tips which helps you prepare your mind to crack the exams.
Tips to Improve Concentration and Memory Power
1. Technique to improve Concentration
Sometimes we may not have concentration even we have interest in what we are reading. Even the subject or topic we are reading is very easy we couldn’t concentrate in it. We will easily get diverted into other things. At that time it’s very much frustrating. We develop tension and stress which will still make things worse. At this point of time there is a magical tip which will help you develop concentration on what you are doing.
Take a black color or dark-colored sketch or crayon. Draw a round spot of around 1 or 2 inches size on a white paper or wall if possible. Sit straight in front of it. Start seeing it for a long time. Manage your self such that you will not get anything in your mind and just focus your self on that spot without any thought in your mind.
Firstly you will find difficult to get rid of thoughts getting into mind. Later on you will get used to that. Do that for at least 20 minutes without any thought. This will help you definitely to develop concentration at the time of exam when you couldn’t concentrate. Try it out and let us know your opinions.
2. Importance of sleep for concentration
Lack of sleep also spoils concentration. Proper rest is required for brain and eyes for its full function. We feel like tired and upset when we don’t have proper rest. When you try to study at that time you get sleep and can’t apply full concentration. Its like reading half minded. If you read after a good sleep or rest to mind and eyes you can read fast and remember better.
But if you read without proper rest it takes a bit more time to study the same thing and also there is a danger of poor remembrance of what you read. Even if you have 3 hours to read and you don’t have proper sleep. My best suggestion is sleep for at least 1 hour so that you may read and remember full-fledged for the next 2 hours and make best use of that.
Best thing is to make sure you never miss proper rest/sleep before exams or before you are going study. Sleep properly. Normally early morning study is very good because after a long sleep your mind will be fresh , you read fast and remember well. So plan to wake early to study and sleep
3. Drink a lots of water
Drinking a lots of water keep us hydrated and makes our body function properly. Proper blood flow is important to brain while reading to develop concentration. This is made possible by drinking a lots of water. Make a habit of drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water regularly and keep your self healthy and hydrated. To know about more benefits of water read this article .
4. Meditation for concentration
Meditation is very important and powerful weapon to increase concentration. People who meditate regularly develop intense concentration and memory power. While meditating we concentrate only on our breath constantly without any other thoughts in our mind. We sit locked position while meditating with hands and locked. Cosmic rays enter into our body while in deep meditation. We feel like we are moving roundly while in deep meditation
So meditating daily gives tremendous concentration and memory power. Making a habit of meditating daily helps you a lot. Even you don’t have a habit of meditation at the time of exams or at the time of study if you don’t
develop concentration meditating helps you a lot. Sit straight with hands and legs locked to each other on a flat or comfortable position . Breath in and feel like your belly is expanding. Breath out and feel like your belly is contracting back. Like this concentrate on air coming in and out. Slowly try to avoid thoughts coming into mind.
5. Use your index finger while reading
To develop concentration while reading this is also one good technique. When you feel you can’t concentrate on your book . Read the book with index finger-pointing each word in the book.
This drives your concentration on to the book and keeps your concentration. Reading out loudly with index finger pointing the words in book can keep thoughts away from your mind and develops concentration. You can read easily by doing this.
6. Recollect before going to sleep
Every before you go to sleep. Recollect what you have done today, how much time you have utilized correctly, What are things made you waste time, How good are in remembering what you study. Recollect all these things before going to sleep makes you aware of things that are making you to waste time and how much time you are using correctly.
You are perfect monitor of your self. So, judge your self and plan accordingly. Plan what should you do for the next day to study well. What are things you have to correct. Recollecting the present day what you have done and planning what you have to do for the next day helps you to be planned and scheduled not
only is studies but also anything in life.
7. Take short breaks for long study
If we study continuously for a long time, we don’t tend to study for a long time. This wastes your time and even you may lose concentration and interest sometimes. So take short breaks while you study. For every half
an hour or an hour close the book take a glass of water and relax for 5 minutes. By taking a short break of 5 minutes for every hour helps you to study for a long-span of time.
8. Listen to music for brain power
Listening to soft music or your favourite music keeps you relaxed and away from stress and tension. Listening to musics activates many networks in brain. Music helps us to change our mind and people give physical responses to music. After listening to music we can make things faster.
Some people have a habit of reading along with listening to music. This is very good. One research has shown that listening music while reading is very good because reading activates left brain while music activates right brain.
Thus making your whole brain to function and work at the same time which makes process information very fast. So even if you don’t have a habit of listening music while reading, when you cannot concentrate on study listen to music which changes your mood and mind.
9. Set Short Term Goals
When start studying with out planning and setting goals we don’t know what to study . We will fall in confusion . We start one thing skip to other like this finally we can’t study the complete topic. So setting short-term goals is quite important in life. Plan and schedule your topic of study and set goals to complete them.
Make sure you complete your goal as per the time set by you. Like this when you are planned and perfect we have a clarity what to do. The interest to complete the goal in time develops concentration. So, set short-term goals and complete them in time.
10.Playing games improves concentration and memory power
If are good at playing games. If this is the reason why you couldn’t concentrate on study. Don’t worry you can use your habit for developing concentration. Playing some games also improves concentration .
Find the games on internet to check your memory power and concentration. There are also some games which helps increase concentration and memory find such games and play.
11.Make environment around you peaceful
Arrange everything around you peaceful and neat. Keep your desk or place you study clean and neat. Find a convenient place for you study. Check with all the places at your home to find which one is comfortable for you. Prefer not to sit in between people because their conversation definitely attracts you and drives your concentration away from study.
12. Develop Self Confidence
Never fear for failure or large portion to study before you. Never feel any subject is tough or hard. Think in a manner which develops you interest towards subject. Anything is easy if you try to understand what it is actually.
Understand and study slowly which develops interest towards that subject. Be confident that you can do anything simply. Many great people have done many great things this is not a big deal to do. Think like this in a positive manner and don’t have any hard feelings towards the subject.
13.Think about positive things in you
Always be positive and do positive. Try thing about positive things in you and others also to keep your self positive. Try to memorize good things in you and good works done by you easily. This develops confidence in you and gives ease to study and develops concentration and interest towards studies.
14.Cut your laziness
The main thing which should not be there is laziness. Laziness is a big devil which keeps you dull and moody always. Laziness is not all good for any thing in your life. Be active and enthusiastic always. Dust yourself from the laziness and be active.
15.Sit straight while reading
Always sit straight while reading. Keep your back straight without leaning back or front on some object. Leaning like this tends you to sleep after studying for some time.
Sitting straight with your back bone straight makes blood flow to your brain properly. Proper blood flow helps your brain function well while studying. Arrange a chair or something to sit straight and properly to study for a long time.
16.Take proper brain foods
Eating brain foods is necessary for the health of your brain and proper functioning of it. Brain foods are the foods which contains Omega3 fatty acids. Omega3 fatty acids required for setting right mental imbalances, depression, tension, stress, boosting your brain power and more.
Omega3 fatty acids are available in foods like flax seeds, flax oil, fish oil, cold water “fatty fish” such as salmon, tuna, halibut, trout, mackerel, sardines, and herring. If you don’t eat fish you can take fish oil supplements as an alternative. If you are a veg then you can eat flax seeds. They are very good source of Omega3 fatty acids.
17.Do not study immediately after having food
Study immediately after having heavy food or meal is not so helpful. Normally after having a heavy food or meal. The blood flows more for out digestive system rather than brain . So we tend to sleep at that time.
The support of blood is required for our brain to work and process information. Therefore always study at least one and half hour after having meal. So that more blood flows to our brain and helps you study actively.
18. Do Exercise
Exercise is also important part for good blood flow to all the organs of our body. A healthy man has healthy brain thus good concentration power and memory power. At least do some workouts or some exercises or yoga or aerobics with music is also very good one.
19. Study with realistic/practical approach
When you study some thing don’t study to just mug up the information in the book into brain. Study in such a way that you are learning new things by studying.
Try to understand and analyze in a practical way. Thinking in such a way helps you develop a lots of interest to read more and learn more. Try to learn things analyzing how it is in real life or real world in a realistic approach. Many people study and get good marks. But they don’t have practical knowledge. This is not at all good way of study at some point of time they lose interest.
Self motivation is must and should for every person. Never get depressed for failure. Don’t lose interest because of failure. Learn from your mistakes and work hard with full of determination. Do remember positives in you always. So that you can get self motivation from them. Do remember failures are temporary and they are the stepping-stones to success. The fact why i am discussing about self motivation as tips for developing concentration is, People lose interest because of failure. With out interest there is no concentration. So in order to overcome failures self-confidence and self motivation is quite important.