The 3 Laws of Concentration
Posted: February 15, 2021
To help our students focus better in class we developed the 3 laws of concentration. As the years progressed we found that while it was made for our students, our staff benefited from it greatly as well. When we followed these guidelines, we were not only more focused, but also more driven and efficient. So without further ado here are our 3 laws of concentration.
LAW 1 - FOCUS YOUR EYES
Getting into a car with someone wearing a blindfold is not a good idea. Why? Well, because they can't see the road. Not keeping your eyes focused on whatever task you are trying to accomplish is like driving blindfolded. Instead of efficiently getting from point A to point B, you instead wander all over the place, making distracting turns, not to mention crashing. Not keeping your eyes on a task, tells your brain that it is ok to wander, to take wrong turns, to get distracted. So instead keep those eyeballs in line and channel their focus in the correct direction.
LAW 2 - FOCUS YOUR MIND
Is it possible to both be somewhere and at the same time and not be there? The short answer is yes. We see it all the time in Martial Arts. You can physically be taking class, but if you aren't there mentally, you won't learn anything. That's why we must keep a strict watch on our brain, and not allow it to wander too much. The more we practice staying on task and just being in the moment the more efficient we'll become. Sometimes keeping our brain on task can be as simple as just putting our phone far away from us. So next time you find your mind wandering remember to show it who's the boss.
LAW 3 - GREAT BODY POSTURE
Body posture tells your brain how to feel. If your body is ridgid and sitting or standing straight, then your brain knows its time to focus. However if we are hunched over, or slouched in our seat, our brain knows its time to relax, to not focus. So next time you find your mind wandering, check your body posture, you may just see a difference.
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