Concentration in general may be defined as an active state of mind wherein the whole of attention, with all available energy and talent.

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How to overcome ADHD related productivity loss?

I sometimes find myself losing focus on a task due to my severe ADHD (Stack Exchange doesn't help!). I'm not missing deadlines, but I tend to lose interest easily while I work or am doing something ...
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Steps to be a Polymath [on hold]

I want to achieve some level of mastery in computer science, badminton, chess and other board and strategy and combinatorial games, like maybe participate in Pentamind and so on. I am an engineering ...
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How can I aspire to be a polymath without becoming more reclusive? [closed]

I aspire to be a polymath and I am unable to reach my goal. I feel more depressed and mediocre in the process. I am a second year engineering student in Computer Science, in a Tier 3 institute. I ...
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Are productivity head-up-displays effective?

I recently came across a tool called Focusr that helps people focus on one thing at a time; it's basically a heads up display (HUD) for your current task, and seems to be geared towards people with ...
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How do you avoid those moments when you are just staring at the material that you have to learn and you do no progress?

Recently I've spent 2 days in order to understand a course. 65% of this time was spent rereading and rewatching the course notes and the lectures. In the first 2-3 hours I wasn't even able to say what ...
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Too lazy to do programming?

I am a programmer, or could be called so because with my laziness with programming I am more often doing half a job and then start gaming. The other half I do tomorrow, next week or next month. What ...
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Smart study+ Hard study [duplicate]

How can I study for 16 hours a day without getting bored or sleep? I have to face an exam this August & I should enter to faculty of medicine. But I often get tension, sleepy & bored.!!
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How to force myself to focus while reading?

I am having very less concentration. Specially when I read a book or an article. I don't read a paragraph of 2 lines even. I start searching 1 or 2 words from a line and leave the rest. Definitely, It ...
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How to read fluently?

I have a question how to read fluently and quickly without returning to previous words and with understanding. Please provide some tips. And one question what is the faster method of reading by a ...
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I am unable to concentrate!

I am a 15 year old boy and now I have problem studying. In previous year (2015) I was dedicated and loved to study and enjoyed my goal. But ever since 2016 I am as if deprived off from studies I like ...
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How to focus without bad habits?

I have a terrible habit, Whenever I am deeply concentrating on something I chew my fingers, Not just a slight munch, but enough that i am splitting the skin. The issue is that I am so focused on ...
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how to Resolve distraction from my mind [duplicate]

If i do any work, i give instructions from my mouth means (which can be heard by my ear) then i do that work well, And It will be perfect. if i tried to talk with my inner voice. i am easily ...
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How to read a 300-page non-fictional book in a day?

I have a school competition coming up and because of school (and I'll admit, my laziness and other stuff like workout, running) I haven't been exercising for the competition. I read 100 pages out of ...
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Programmer wanting to manage 'context switching' between tasks better [duplicate]

I am a programmer, my daily routine demands that I switch focus (aka 'context switch') between many different tasks in a day. On top of this I have to deal the with usual interruptions from meetings, ...
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can't focus on certain day or after a few working hour and how to overcome the problem

I noticed that on certain days, I can't focus at all. For example, it is Sunday night and I was actually at school today. However, I couldn't focus on what I was studying. I did 71 hours at school ...
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How much time can the brain keep on learning some subject through reading?

Almost all things that I have read on internet about studying, are just tips about how to improve concentration, performance, and other stuff you probably already read. But, I stumble on a difficulty ...
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How can I do my work AT work and not at home?

I'm a college student studying Computer Science. Certain classes are about practising the material, which was covered in the lectures. The problem is - I can never get myself to do the work properly ...
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Why am I forgetting concepts?

I have a problem which I am unable to tackle to the best of my efforts. Whenever I learn a concept (maths, computers physics), if I am required to solve a question on it immediately, I do it without ...
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How can I stay focused while reading technical material?

I can be focused but not in every case. I'm computer science student. So I have to read a lot of books or tutorials about it. However I noticed that I have some difficulty to stay focused when I read ...
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How to concentrate (read a book or work) when other people are talking instead of listening to their conversation?

I find it very difficult to concentrate on a task, if people are talking in the "neighborhood", e.g. reading a book in the tram or train or in a doctor's waiting room where other people are ...
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Reading relevant messages from social networking notifications

To stay updated and learn on the happening things around world on topics of my interest, I have subscribed to limited social networking notifications. The daunting challenge mostly such topics ...
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Mind keeps wandering during conversations

I have trouble remembering instant things in mind. It really feels weird when I am talking about something and then I ask the person talking to me as, "Excuse me! Where were we?." I have been told by ...
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How to end the Habit of Task-Switching? [duplicate]

When I am learning or reading articles on the internet, I open at least a hundred different tabs and glance through the material on each tab for just a few seconds. As a result, I remember nothing! ...
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How to avoid mind drifting while listening?

While talking to someone at work or even on the phone I often find myself drifting off where my attention wanders off. This happens even during short say 5 ~ 10 minute conversations. If while talking ...
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Is listen music for focus in a noisy environment is a good idea? [duplicate]

I'm student in computer scientist so I need to read a lot a stuff on internet and stay focus when I'm writting code on my computer otherwise I risk to make some error in my program. However in my ...
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Do noise cancelling headphones block human speech and PA systems?

Often, when people have wanted to reduce sound from nearby conversations, people have recommended noise cancellation headphones. However, I have heard that they cannot block this kind of noise. They ...
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Why does the Pomodoro technique recommend writing down every interruption?

The Pomodoro technique suggests that internal and external interruptions of a task should be annotated (e.g. with a ' or -). What is the purpose of doing this? The only reason I can imagine is that ...
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The Productivity Monk Lifestyle or Apartment Monk Lifestyle [closed]

Everyday I make a to-do list for the next day, and a schedule to go along with it, and on paper it seems like the next day will be a productive and good one. But I can never complete my list, because ...
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Programming with ADHD

I suffer from ADHD. I am trying to build an android app. My problem is that I find it hard to sit and program for a long time, I usually sit only for 5 minutes and then walk off. My question How can ...
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Strategies to focus for a long time

In my college the system is really bad. We may take 4 lectures one after another. Each is of one and half hour long with 10 minutes breaks in between which we use to ask the lecturer of what we ...
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Is it worth taking work breaks “by feel”?

As a student working on multiple things, not finding enough time is a constant problem and finding efficiency tweaks is always a goal. Every single source I look at recommends scheduling work into ...
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Blue light during day instead of caffeine

I have a blue blocker for night time on my computer, and i have read that blue light helps with concentration during the day. I was wondering if anyone knows of a good software or product that ...
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What should one do to achieve something big in life? [closed]

I want to do something big in life, travel around the world, earn 7 digit salary, buy an island etc. but don't know how and from where to begin? Also, watched THE SECRET over 5 times, tried ...
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Postprandial somnolence. Is there a way to be active after lunch?

Postprandial somnolence is a normal state of drowsiness or lassitude following a meal. According to wikipedia, exposure to blue light counteracts it. Do you know additional measures to be active ...
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What is Mindfulness training and how can it boost productivity?

I hear Mindfulness training has many great effects for personal productivity. But what is it and how do you actually do it, if you want to get the results? And specifically what are those effects?
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How do I complete my task on the deadline? [closed]

I have so many tasks on my hand, I get pressurized whenever I look at them. But after some time I forget everything, and I feel relaxed. This is a daily routine . How I complete my task on the ...
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How to master a programming language - Java? [duplicate]

It's been quite a time that I have started working with Java. I have lot of interest in doing programming. While I also get demotivated when I feel I don't know certain things in it too. As everyone ...
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How can I achieve best results in studying at home having short amount of time available?

I am preparing for an exam GATE. Due to my current habits (like watching movies, reading news paper, talking/walking with friends), I am facing same things daily . I am doing a job as content ...
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For what kind of activity is Pomodoro technique effective?

I've tried using Pomodoro Technique when I was studying, though I wouldn't dare use it when I'm programming. It is somewhat helpful when I have to watch videos of lectures and take notes. I thought I ...
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Artifical sound generator for counteracting the workplace sound

I was wondering if there are some generator of sound (such as white noise, or other kinds of sound for the following purpose) for counteracting the sound in working environment? The generator can be ...
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How can I improve reading speed and comprehension?

How can I improve my reading ability? I want to increase my reading speed and comprehension. Do you have experience in increasing your reading. What did work for you? Which approaches failed?
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How to cure my grave fear for examinations?

How to eliminate my grave fear for examinations which is associated with the tragic end of my academic career due to some of my family matters? I am totally unable to withstand the fear of failing in ...
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Hating sleep at night because of inadequate feeling of no achievement during the day

I've been having a hatred for sleep and when i mean hatred i mean a feeling of not wanting to fall asleep because i feel i've done nothing during the day to achieve my goals. How can i stop feeling ...
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How to focus instantly, is it possible?

I work around 10 hours per day as researcher, and I have a 1.5 hours stop for lunch. It happens to me that in the morning, I need just one hour to get "into work", and also after lunch. I think this ...
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Maintaining focus after completing a task and moving into the next one [duplicate]

What I've been finding recently, is once I've finished a task, it takes a bit of effort to refocus and start working on the next task. Any suggestions for minimizing this transition? Usually I ...
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My thoughts distract me, how do I keep my focus?

I recently started working full-time as a software developer. [potentially unnecessary background info here] I've always had a problem focusing. It's very difficult for me to push down my curiosity ...
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How to present my project if am feeling not good?

I will present my project tomorrow. My instructor will invite another instructor who used to insult and laugh on students projects if its average or wrong. How I can respond on his laughing? How I can ...
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Meditation using breath : Stay in meditative state once reached there

This is my first day on this site, and this is my first question too. It is somewhat similar to this but I believe mine is more specific. I practice meditation for the last 1 year and I really enjoy ...
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What is the Shortest Time Unit of a Goal?

Well, i have been reading a lot on goal setting and achieving. I want to set some career and personal goals for myself.what i mean to say is that what can be considered a goal. Should goal be long ...
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Why can we learn effectively only for a short period of time?

I ask this in the hopes of possibly getting some insight on how to learn for long periods of time. I'd first like to point out the distinction between working and learning. While learning you're more ...