In the year 2000, the average attention span was 12 seconds long; now in 2021, it’s only 8 seconds!
Our ability to concentrate is determined by our habits. Lack of sleep, sedentary lifestyles, neurological inflammation, and hours spent in front of screens destroy our ability to focus.
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Concentration is the ability to keep your attention on just one thing. With age, many people notice that concentration gradually declines. Stress and strong emotions also make it harder to keep your mind on one subject at a time.
But, just like a muscle, concentration can be strengthened. Follow these tips to improve yours:
Sleep is vital for proper cognitive function, including concentration. During sleep, the brain cleans and replenishes itself. But, when we don’t get enough sleep the brain gets ‘dirty’ and runs low on bioelectrical power.
This deficit reduces attention span and produces a state similar to being intoxicated with alcohol with delayed reactions and slower mental processing.
- Get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every night, take short naps (20 to 45 minutes) to catch up on lost sleep.
- Sleep in a room that is comfortable, quiet, and dark without electronic screens and devices.
Movement for Brain Function
Regular activity or exercise boosts concentration, memory, and mood while reducing the symptoms of attention problems like ADHD. People who move more have enhanced concentration compared to those who are less active.
- Just two minutes of cardio (e.g. jogging or skipping) can be enough to boost your brain function and concentration.
- Schedule in regular sessions for movement – even if it’s just 2 minutes at a time!
Stop Multitasking, Start Prioritizing
Concentration means choosing what activities are most important to you and ignoring everything else. It is possible to do two things at once (for example talking on the phone while walking down the street), but it’s only possible to concentrate on one thing at a time. You’re either fully engaged in the phone conversation, fully engaged in walking, or partially engaged in both activities.
Concentration requires you to be single-minded; multitasking requires your brain to quickly switch attention between different activities, which it simply cannot handle without losing focus.
- Make the decision to stop multitasking and determine which goals or tasks are your biggest priorities (limit to 5).
- These 5 items are your main focus - put dedicated effort into actions directly linked to achieving your top 5 priorities.
- Stick to starting, focussing on, and completing just one action or goal at a time.
- Eliminate, ignore and completely avoid all other distractions!
Disconnect from Screens
The average American spends 24 hours a week staring at their screens. We are literally addicted to our devices. Playing games, using social media, and browsing websites release dopamine in our brains, creating a craving for more screen time, similar to an addict seeking their “fix”.
Long-term exposure to screens damages the frontal lobe – the part of the brain responsible for critical thinking – and obliterates concentration. The answer is simple, (but not necessarily easy): spend less time with screens!
- Set yourself a limit for screen time each day.
- Install a productivity app to block websites you waste time on.
- Take regular movement breaks when using your devices.
- Research the effects of long-term screen exposure.
- Spend time in nature and ground yourself.
“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. Don’t let mishap set you back on your goals.” – Dr. Sebi.
Play Brain Games
Games like crossword puzzles, word searches, Sudoku, and jigsaw puzzles are excellent ways to develop short-term memory and problem-solving skills while building concentration.
- Just 15 minutes a day of playing games (in real life rather than on a computer screen) quickly add up to a noticeable improvement in concentration.
- Focussing on a fun yet challenging task promotes mental ‘flow’ - a pleasurable state of rewarding concentration.
Eat to Think
The brain requires proper nutrition and oxygen to function properly. Acidic, sugary, and processed foods obliterate brainpower and drive inflammation. Dr. Sebi taught us that iron is especially important for brain health because it allows oxygen to get in, assisting focus and concentration.
Follow Dr. Sebi’s Nutritional Guide for real food that nourishes the body and brain.
- Dandelion greens, nuts, peaches, and tahini are all rich in iron.
- Avocados, berries, dates, mangos, papayas, and watercress increase brain oxygenation.
- Apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, kale, onions, and seeded grapes are full of neuroprotective phenolic compounds.
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Banju is brimming with brain-boosting minerals, antioxidants, and flavonoids - delivering targeted nutrition for reducing oxidative stress, enhancing cognitive function, improving focus, and significantly improving concentration, with epic results.
“I have been giving this to my 10yr old daughter since she was diagnosed with ADD last year. Let me tell you within the first 3 days of taking Banju, I along with her teachers have noticed a huge improvement. Its amazing to see how great she has been doing. She doesn't struggle nearly as much with homework and her concentration is way better.” – Crystal A. on Banju
Don’t let stress or emotional pressures wear away your ability to think clearly and concentrate. Repair and nourish your neurology to unlock higher levels of brain function, enhanced focus, and mental flow.