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How I Quickly Regain Focus

We’re not robots that can stay fresh all the time. Even robots have their limit too, they can be overheated and tired. Like an Overheated CPU that lags a lot when you try to play a game on it. Human bodies are no different, they can get fatigued. If you push them hard enough, you might as well destroy them.

So, what can you do about it? Well, the best thing you can do would be to take a rest. Regular sleep would handle most of the problems. And if it’s in broad daylight, you can take a nap

but what if you don’t have much time?

Maybe you’re in an urgent environment, maybe you’re just on a busy day.

What can you do?

Maybe you have some activities or secrets to handle them. Whatever they are. But for me personally, this is what I do.

Meditate

No doubt, meditation is one of the best ways to regain your focus. It just feels like magic. It instantly refills my attention span when it has depleted low enough.

And the best thing is, it only takes a small-time. Seriously, you can do so in under 3 minutes if you like.

There’s been an instance when I’m sleep deprived and highly exhausted while having tons of things to do. Then, I meditated, just for 3 minutes.

To my surprise, it works. I may not gain full awareness and energy with it, but I get what I need to finish the task.

What Does it Does to Your Body

What you do while meditating is redirecting your focus. You’re gathering mental power that has been depleted.

You stay stationary, isolating your senses, and just focus on what you can hear and what you can feel.

And when you finish, you bring the clarity you have right to the outside world. That’s how the surge of focus come.

3Other Benefits of Meditation

Is focus the only thing you get from meditation? No, definitely not. There are dozens of benefits you would get, but I would highlight one more thing that is most important.

Regain Awareness

We are often lost in what we’re doing. One minute you’re working on something, and one minute later you’re on your phone, without even realizing it.

By meditating, we force our minds to be aware of our surroundings, we stop everything we do, and we direct our focus to something.

You’ll listen to your breath, your heart rate, your surroundings, and the light that shines on your eyelids.

If awareness is something you need in your life, then meditation is surely one way to fix that.

How to Meditate

You have learned how beneficial meditation is, and how you can incorporate it into your daily life, now what?

Do it

  1. Set a timer

  2. Close your eyes

  3. Focus on your breath

  4. timer stop

done. That’s all you had to do. In fact,

if you remove the timer steps, you’d only do 2 things (closing your eyes and focusing on your breath)

Yep, it’s as simple as that.

“Is it necessary to close your eyes? nor is it necessary to focus on your breath?”

No, nothing is necessary, you can meditate with your eyes wide opened, that’s totally fine.

However, I find that closing your eyes helps a lot because there are fewer distractions, which help you focus better.

And about the breath, no, you don’t have to focus on the breath. Just focus on whichever place you like. You just have to direct it.

However, I find it easier to focus on your breath because that’s the most noticeable thing.

How Often Should You Meditate?

Up to you. If you’re someone who wants to increase their productivity, do it daily. Take a 3 minutes meditation before you start working on something to make you more aware and alert before starting.

If you’re just starting out, just do it whenever you like. You’ll get the hang of it pretty quickly (and probably get addicted as well).

Summary

If you ask me what’s the best way to regain focus in the middle of the day, I’d say take a nap. But If you ask me how to do it in less than 3 minutes, I’d say meditate. They’re simple, efficient, and powerful.