How To Concentrate On Studies For Long Hours | 3 Simple Tips to Focus On Studies | ChetChat

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what if I gave you three simple tips
that will help you increase your concentration on studies for long hours
and what if I told you that this one single activity of being able to focus
will single-handedly take you to the path of success that working hey this is
chetna and you’re watching chetchat one of the largest online career and
higher education chat shows and today we’re talking about how to increase your
focus and concentration on your studies for long hours now before we begin let
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video okay so today’s masterclass is on how to focus and concentrate on your
studies for long hours and in this I will give you three tips and at the end
of the video I will also give you three bonus tips so keep watching but before
that let’s look at the real problem Shh let me tell you a secret people that
are successful don’t feel any of these problems but the question is how do we
become like that and tip number one is called programming now imagine you’re
driving in a car down this beautiful mountainous track now what if you’re
sitting in the back seat of the car chances are initially you’re going to be
looking out to see what’s the scenery or you’re going to be looking in front to
see that can I keep track of the route but after some time I guarantee you
you’re gonna get bored and you’re gonna either start looking at your phone or
you’re gonna fall off to sleep or you’re going to be asking the driver how long
is this going to take now just imagine that you are in the driver’s seat now no
matter how many distractions are there how much you feel hunger thirst or your
phone is ringing you’re going to cut out everything and focus entirely on every
oncoming vehicle and hairpin Bend now why such a big difference
the question is in our lives are we in the driver’s seat or is someone else
driving our vehicle are we taking charge or are we blaming
someone else from our problems now our brain is a super power control
it before it rules you distraction and direction are inversely proportional
when one goes up the other one comes down now the reason I call this
programming is because every day you think it’s easy but every day when you
wake up chances are you’re gonna slip right back into your old way of thinking
and which is why each morning when you wake up ask yourself am I in the
driver’s seat of my life have I taken responsibility for everything that
happens to me today and soon it’s going to become a habit
how to increase your focus and concentration tip number two it’s called
practice now no one ever taught you how to concentrate your parents just tell
you concentrate karo but no one tells us how to do it now attention is a muscle
and just like every other muscle in the body it requires training. Malcolm
Gladwell said that in order to become an expert at something you need to spend
10,000 hours learning it now guess what happens to us every day we spend about
15 to 16 hours being distracted we’re talking to someone we’re checking the
phone we’re reading a book with checking our laptop and guess what you’re
becoming an expert at at distraction so today I’m going to teach you something
that you will follow initially just for 10 minutes in your day and eventually
you’re going to become a master at your own focus and concentration today take
out 10 minutes of time where you can be alone and comfortable in a room and
which is a room that you enjoy studying in now finish all your eating and
drinking before you go into that room and keep your phone and laptop outside
since this is your first training session we’re going to start with your
favorite subject so take one textbook don’t take five six seven textbooks
remember we’re only talking about ten minutes take one textbook one notebook a
couple of pens if you like colored pens and take one extra sheet of paper which
we’re going to use as a distraction sheet take a timer with you and when you
think you’re ready to begin switch on the timer now pick up your textbook and
read actively read aloud shut the book ask yourself some questions maybe you
want to make some notes try to see if you can remember what you’ve studied
highlight underline and you’re going to find that suddenly something pops into
your head saying hey you need to call somebody or you need to respond to
somebody’s message now whatever distracting thoughts get
into your head put all of that down on this sheet that’s lying to your side
come back and study write down the thought come back instead and towards
the end of ten minutes just shut the books switch off the timer close
everything and walk away from that room and like all exercise the first day is
usually a bit unusual but it’s possible that what you’ve accomplished in this
ten minutes is as deep as what you would have accomplished in a whole hour
we try to increase the number of these slots that you take don’t be in a hurry
to increase the length of the slot there are only three rules that you need to
follow to make this activity a success rule number one every time a distracting
thought enters your mind write it down on that distraction sheet lying on the
side rule number 2 every time you think you’re totally losing concentration
switch it off close your books and move out don’t worry about the timer and rule
number three never never never get your phone into this space this is a sacred
space where you always focus the moment you allow the distraction into the space
you pollute the space when you follow these three golden rules you will be
able to sit for at least about 45 minutes and concentrate with full focus
and to keep your mind sharp and focused we also need to have a healthy body so
here are the three things you need to look at one is your diet eat a diet of
healthy food drink a lot of water cut down on sugars because that makes us
sleepy second is sleep sleep is brain food it’s not only brain food it is
super food for the brain so if you can get about seven to seven and a half
hours of sleep every night you’re going to actually increase the ability of the
brain to focus and concentrate and the third thing you need to look at is
exercise a good exercise routine increases the blood circulation and
carries oxygen to the brain to help us focus and concentrate and there’s one
more little practice session that you need to do every single day it’s called
mindfulness some people call it meditation but don’t worry don’t be
afraid of those big words all it means is doing one single task at a time and
focusing on it so for example you’re talking to someone only focus on the
person don’t be checking your phone at the time if you’re drinking a glass of
juice think about the glass of juice don’t be looking at television at the
same time so the goal is that in every activity that you do during the day do
one thing at a time with full concentration and your mind starts
getting trained to focus on the activity that is taking part in and they say
more you sweat in peace the less you bleed in war the more you practice
mindfulness and concentration in the little little things every day that
attitude is going to carry with you to the high pressure situations of a heavy
competitive exam you’re going to be able to focus beautifully in that three-hour
competitive exam without a problem how to increase your focus and
concentration tip number three is called passion now passion to like focus can be
cultivated and I’m going to give you three quick ideas on how you can
cultivate the passion the first thing that you need to do is don’t start
reading the textbook right away on a new chapter a new topic cover to cover text
books are not thrillers they are boring so before we open that textbook how
about we had an interesting higher level perspective on the topic that makes us
super interested in actually reading a textbook so a couple of things you can
do you can go to a Khan Academy video you can go to a Nat Geo video if that’s
what your subject area is you could also listen to podcasts and they sometimes
give you this big picture interesting overview but the idea is first train
your mind to first get interested in the topic and then open the textbook
and again the textbook we will not read cover to cover
we’ll use the sq3r technique which we’ve discussed in the previous video and you
can go back and watch that I’ll drop a link down below as well the second idea
to help you develop passion is to give yourself rewards now when we train our
mind we need a reward at the end allowing yourself to make that phone
call to a friend it could be playing with your pet or it could be grabbing
that small piece of chocolate once in a while and a third idea that’s going to
keep our interest in that subject is to vary our study techniques if you’re
reading from a book one time make notes another time go to a video a third time
and try different different things and we’ve got a video to talk about all
these interesting study techniques and I’m going to drop a link below and
finally for the three bonus tips that I had promised to give you an bonus tip
number one is focus on fewer things yes a lot of
people will tell you to write down all your priorities in A B and C and they’ll
tell you that go for the A priority right now try to do the B later and you
know if you get some time look at your C priority but Warren Buffet’s says
that he writes down all his priorities into A B and C and he only goes for A he
actively dissuade you from looking at a B and the C and he says those are the
distractors so Bill Gates says himself that the reason for success is because
he focuses on fewer things bonus tip number two is that sometimes
the reason we are not able to focus on our goal is because we haven’t written
down our goal clearly enough so how about we take a piece of paper and write
down our goal very clearly in one month what is it that I want to achieve and
bonus tip number three is called start saying no yes it is lot of people will
tell you that you need to say yes to everything you need to be positive but
I’m saying to you start saying no and this is in tandem with focus on fewer
things when somebody comes up to you with an idea and chances are it’s like
hey this is so exciting how about I go ahead and do it tell the person let me
think about it and I suggest sleep over that idea wake up the next morning and
unless it is exactly in line with those 1 2 3 items that you had in your a
priority list say no and that’s all from me for now and in the meantime press the
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37 Responses

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  2. kripa Kripzz

    August 15, 2019 5:22 am

    Today onwards during my studies i will follow all thee rules thaku for your valuble advice madam😍😍

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  3. Alpa Shah

    August 15, 2019 7:12 pm

    Remember that you choose your goals and not anyone else. Parents want their kids to be doctors but do you really want to be one?

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  4. Michael Jay Servigon

    August 16, 2019 9:18 am

    it is more in chitchats than to go further to its point and discussion..
    By the way I learned that eating was one of the prior thing that may distract a person's mind.

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  5. Dil se Sambalpuri Status

    August 22, 2019 7:31 am

    Thank you Man ..i have learned a lesson From u which is so vital For me…the tips Which u gave on concentration is really practically proved

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  6. Anusha Ramachandran

    August 22, 2019 7:05 pm

    Thank you so much! You just gave answer to a question that was bothering me for years. I have knowledge but the way I intake it is with lot of distractions that the end result is not what I look for(usually through exam results) this video helped a lot. Thanks again! I like the way you grabbed my attention completely throughout this video.

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  7. Madhukar Naik

    August 23, 2019 12:11 pm

    #chetchatters thanks a lot for introducing many videos it made my life changed by secure 10th place among 98students

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