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If you are free to choose which task you work on, you can time the periods that you work on one task. When you are focused you tend to work longer periods on one task. Just write down what time it is when you start doing something else. If you see a lot of small time blocks getting replaced by larger blocks, you know that your focus increases. This method ...


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I recommend Mindfulness meditation. It's a technique where you teach your brain to disregard irrelevant thoughts and stay focused on what's important. Training Mindfulness physically rewires the connections in your brain, which I think would make you less likely to have these fears about examinations. Allocate at least 7 minutes of meditation per day for ...


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Focus can be quantified with an attention test. They come in many different forms, for instance questionaires (example) or "computer games" where you are instructed to perform simple tasks as rapidly as possible. Attention tests are sometimes used by scientists, wanting to study the effects of focus enhancing routines, such as Mindfulness meditation.


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You can think about it from your side and see if you have been concentrated. Think about the time perception and your skill to change a task.


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I like to use Plutchik's wheel of emotions to understand a lot of things that deal with humans and emotions. I think your problem is you feel you have too much happening and are getting a sense of being overwhelmed and confused about whether you're doing enough. Specifically look at the emotions of distraction vs focus - even I didn't think these would be ...


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I'm not sure what do you mean by "Maybe, this is hampering my learning and performance ability as I take my own time to learn things." Isn't learning on your own supposed to enhance your learning ability? Personally I think if you have interests for diverse things just follow your interest and go for it. Generally, intellectually serious, industrious and ...


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I've had the same personal struggle several times. I'm fascinated by so many things in life and in addition I find it hard not to be competitive on practically anything, so I'm always trying to pick up a new skill. In my case however, and I don't know about your situation, I was raised with that multidisciplinary skill set. By the time I was 15 I was ...


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Disassociate yourself from these wandering thoughts. As a computer game analogy, these interrupting thoughts belong to your character, while you are the player. But your player (you) isn't aware (mostly) that he has a personality / character overlay applied to his actions (aka, conscious vs sub-conscious, id, ego). While trying to mediate, your character ...



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