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Dr. Sarika Mishra

Psychologist, Delhi

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Dr. Sarika Mishra is an experienced Psychologist in Ramesh Nagar, Delhi. You can visit her at Santulan Medical Centre in Ramesh Nagar, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sarika Mishra and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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How Physiotherapy Can Help with Neurological Disorders

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
How Physiotherapy Can Help with Neurological Disorders

Neurological disorders are problems with any one or a combination of the central nervous system or any of its peripheral systems such as cranial nerves, neuromuscular junctions, and the autonomic nervous systems among others.

Some extreme examples of neurological disorders are:

- Dementia
- Alzheimer's disease
- Parkinson's disease
- Epilepsy
- Disorders brought on by strokes
- Multiple sclerosis and others

What is physiotherapy and how can it help?

Physiotherapy is a form of treatment where practitioners use physical forms of treatment such as massages, exercises, heat treatment and other controlled forms of external stimuli to treat physical disorders.

This method of treatment can be very effective in correcting neurological disorders.

Some of the physiotherapy techniques, which can be implemented to help patients, are as follows:

  • Electrical Stimulation: This method is commonly used to treat muscular problems, especially incurred after an accident or any other form of injury. In this method, controlled electric stimulation is given to specific nerve areas over the skin to stimulate them.
  • Heat treatment: This method involves applying heat to parts of the body such as joints or muscles where there is nerve or muscular damage. This treatment is especially effective for muscle related problems.
  • Ice or cold treatment: Vertically opposite to the principle of heat treatment, ice or cold treatment is used to contract muscles within the body. This is especially effective where inflammation needs to be controlled.
  • Manual therapy: Possibly the most common form of physiotherapy, this method employs massages, pressure points, stretching and hands on strengthening exercises and helps regularize nerve impulses to areas where they have been affected.

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I feel depressed after having low marks in my engg. Plzz suggest me some solution.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I feel depressed after having low marks in my engg. Plzz suggest me some solution.
Don't feel depress lybrate-user. Just think that God want to gives you a lesson for your future to gain high scores. Be positive and practical aise depress hone se kuch bhi theek nahi hota tumhara consentration or bhi poor ho jayega. Find out ways to practice more and gain good marks. You can try some relaxation exercise when ever you feel stressed and give yourself positive affirmations like (I can gain good scores, I can do every thing what ever I want to do and I am feeling happy and stress free ).If you want other help you can contact us for tele counseling also.
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Actually I have lack of confidence jb bhi mai kisi se baat krne jaati hu mujhe sochna padta hai ki can I talk jiske karan mai jyada friends bhi nhi bana pati what can I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Nagpur
Actually I have lack of confidence jb bhi mai kisi se baat krne jaati hu mujhe sochna padta hai ki can I talk jiske k...
It may sign of seventh datu drusti according to Ayurveda so please consult ayurvedic doctor.Ayurvedic treatment definitely help you.
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Dear Doctor, We have a patient of schizophrenia having auditory hallucinations and is under medication from Aiims Delhi. Because she has gained weight as side effects of medication we have been advised to give her Herb garcinia Cambodia You are requested to kindly advise if there is any side effects or interaction with the medication in allopathy. Thanks.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Doctor, We have a patient of schizophrenia having auditory hallucinations and is under medication from Aiims Del...
Dear Rajender, Most of the allopathy doctors know interaction with other allopathic medicines. They know very few interaction with herbs. So far i have not come across any study with the herb garcinia cambodia. You can ask the doctor who prescribed the herb, she/he might have some knowledge. But, there are good treatment available in allopathy itself to reduce weight. 1. Shift her to weight neutral medicines. 2. Life style modification with dietician. 3. Metformin or Topiramate. Please discuss with AIIMS doctors for these treatments.
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I am a 32 years old man suffering from anxiety and panic, will become nervous on little things. How to over come this?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
I am a 32 years old man suffering from anxiety and panic, will become nervous on little things. How to over come this?
Glook at your thoughts as just thoughts. Don't give them importance and meaning when you are feeling anxiety and panic. There isn't as much danger in situations as you have predicted. Do have a realistic view of the situation. Also don't underestimate your capabilities to solve any problems or protect yourself when the time comes. Assess your environment and see what and who can help you when you need help. With this assessment you will feel more in control of yourself and the situation. Your anxiety n panic will be reduced. Besides the above do physical exercise and deep breathing exercises everyday.
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I am 20 years old. I am not concentrating. On any work perfectly. What can I do. Can I get a better solution. For my problem?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Actually you are in alot of tress these days may be regarding your future and you are not enjoying your work at all a you think you are not a kind of person to do this job. Homoeopathic medicine Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI 1X ( Wilmar Schwabe India ) Chew 2 tab 3 times daily for 2 months BREN-UP syrup ( ALLEN) Drink 2 spoon twicedaily Daily BRAMARI PRANAYAM or 15 minutes early morning.
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Doctor, My question is I get scare very much for any reason if I hear some of died or some one is suffering any disease, so I think even I will get same and I start thinking negative, so please doc help me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Doctor, My question is I get scare very much for any reason if I hear some of died or some one is suffering any disea...
Dear lybrate-user, from the given description you are suffering from health anxiety disorder and apprehension. Many people suffer from the same kind of anxietydisorder and therefore there is nothing to get alarmed about this. This can be easily treated and cured. Treatment methods are counseling and psychotherapy. You may see a psychologist for counseling and psychotherapy.Take care.
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My question is Every Time I want to study more but when I take the book in the hand I am not able to study.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are into your late adolescence and during this time there will be a lot of distractions caused by the hormonal imbalances. That will last exactly for two years and then it will stabilize. When that is done, concentration will improve. Natural concentration is when the mind can hold a thought for a long time, when thoughts are under our own control. Without concentration the mind goes here, there and everywhere, jumping like a monkey from branch to branch, idea to idea. When there is a natural concentration, we can control our mind and there is peace. This one-pointed concentration on a thought, holding it for as long as we like, gradually collects strength in the mind and in the self. A strong mind is a mind that is peaceful, stable, satisfied and can remain in the deeper meaning of a thought. There is no waste caused by over-thinking, or the high speed of thought: These are the two greatest diseases of the mind these days, which is why there is so much stress and mental breakdown. At your age and otherwise also you can have distractions easily and the mind will tend to be occupied with things that interest it. It is possible that your academic pursuits may not hold your attention much. If you have done an aptitude test and career guidance counseling you will be able to know whether the chosen disciplines are what suits your natural skills and talents. You can follow these simple rules: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises (in fact Yoga has some good exercises for focus and concentration like looking at your thumb and at candle light), etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. Afternoons are a bad time to do study by reading. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. In a calm disposition concentration is much better and you will be able to study better. You may need to make notes and reduce the quantity of material to be studied and that will make it easier. Today the syllabus is very heavy and so it is difficult but you must find ways of giving more important topics more of your time and attention and that way you will prioritize your effort.
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CCEBDM, Certificate in Diabetes care, PGDCCardiology, MD - Physician
General Physician, Indore
Avoid Smoking
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I am 37 years old. I have bad habit of tobacco chewing. But now I have to stop it.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Best age to stop smoking is before 40 ,In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs/ weed, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40.
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I am 18 years old and student of class 12th. Sir,whenever I go to any of my coaching Phy, che and maths and in schools when I attend class then in between studies my brain goes somewhere else for 20 seconds - 2 minutes. During this period I also don't know where I am between this duration of time. Suddenly my eyes focused on particular thing and after 20 seconds - 2 minutes spends I also thing where I am between this period. And during this period my teacher taught many things but I not always tell the teacher repeat which you taught 2 mins before. And this is not only happen during studies also in watching T.V. (like movies, discovery, news) and also sometimes when I talk to someone and in self studies. I think this I not only the problem of concentration. Sir,Please tell me if it is any diseases. One more thing, Sir,I also drink some poison before 2 years when I am in class 10th before Board exam in December due to not good preparation for exam. I also think I am the worst in every thing.So, I drink all out 5 ml - 10 ml almost 2 - 3 times (sometimes directly and one times by mixing little water in 15 ml of allot).can this be the poison's effect on my brain?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 18 years old and student of class 12th. Sir,whenever I go to any of my coaching Phy, che and maths and in school...
Your 'spacing out' or wild imagination may or may not be a problem depending on the frequency and how far detached you get to the reality. If the frequency and detachment gets too much as in too long, then you may be developing a problem of disassociation which can lead to a lot of complications. Kindly meet with a counselor and if that person wants you to meet a doctor then please do so with full cooperation in both therapies. If it is a passing phase, as it often happens in teenage years, then you do not have to worry too much but let your counselor tell you that. Now for your memory enhancement and concentration and focus: I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: • Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week • Other vegetables: At least one a day • Nuts: Five servings a week • Berries: Two or more servings a week • Beans: At least three servings a week • Whole grains: Three or more servings a day • Fish: Once a week • Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week • Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. • Wine: One glass a day You avoid: • Red meat: Less than four servings a week • Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily • Cheese: Less than one serving a week • Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week • Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week
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I am a thyroid patient & often I get angry, is this natural? what should I do to control my anger.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand.
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How to increase the power of an individual's concentration on any object or on process?

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Margao
Focus on the task at hand: If talking with someone: ask questions; if reading a book or a report: ask yourself how you would summarize what you just read to a friend or to your boss. In general, avoid and/or eliminate distractions. Tune out every­thing else. The harder the task, the more impor­tant it is to tune out dis­trac­tions. Do not try to double-task, this will increase your errors and divide your attention. Attention is limited. When you try to do several things at once, you necessarily have to divide your attention and thus concentrate less on each individual tasks. Use meditation. Several studies have shown that meditation can be a good brain training tool that affects especially attentional / concentration skills.
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I am suffering from pimples on face and head very badly. Red and white some times. I am 31 and non alcoholic. I am taking Berberis aquifolium q 15 drops twice a day From 2 weeks but there is no improvement at all. Please help me. I am unable to even comb and on face when I wake up in morning I find many white coloured pimples and there are some red as well.

Master in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am suffering from pimples on face and head very badly. Red and white some times. I am 31 and non alcoholic. I am ta...
You need to consult some good dermatologist. And I will also suggest you to avoid eating junk food or anything from outside. Go on detoxing deit, as soon as your stomach gets better face will be cured automatically.
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Sir I m B. Tech student. How to increase my memory? I am 25 years old. Please solve my problem or give me solution.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Healthy and balanced diet is important in reducing risk of memory loss. Green leafy vegetables reduce the risk of decline of memory with age. Good social relationships and interactions can help reduce risk of memory loss. Brain activity should be maintained. This can be regular reading, writing, learning a new skill, or instrument, doing crossword or puzzles etc. stimulates brain cells and lower risk of memory loss. For further queries get back to me.
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I used to be very tensed before a years ago related to my studies. Now, I am so much depressed that I shout on everyone in my home but at school I am also little bit tensed but I never shout there. I have become very angry now a days. What to do? Give your suggestions Dr.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I used to be very tensed before a years ago related to my studies. Now, I am so much depressed that I shout on everyo...
Getting tensed is just another manifestation of not being able to handle psychological stress and anxiety arising due to various reasons at your age. Anger is an outward expression of inner anxiety which you tend to express on people you know, care about you. I am very much sure that you do tend to feel regret after doing so. If you have been consistently facing problems of tension and inability to control emotional anger outbursts then it is advisable that you consult a psychiatrist in your vicinity for opinion and management. Consult me online for any further queries or assistance in treatment.
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Hello doctors, my problem is that I can not concentrate on any work, my confidence level is low, I am feeling anger maximum, sometime sad. I can not sleep in night till 2.00 am to 3.00 am. My mind Always thinking about my relationship, studies, job in future. I can not concentrate on my studies. 0physically I am completely fit going in gym from last 2 to 3 years. please help me out from this.

psychologist
Psychologist, Delhi
You need to maintain your sleeping cycle as proper sleeping habit of 7-8 hours reduces many problem do some yoga ,meditation, deep breathing exercise, what ever thought runs write it on paper ,take break at short intervals.
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I am 26 years old. I just left the job and started preparing for government exam. For the first 2 month it all went smoothly. But now a days I am not able to concentrate. Unwanted thoughts are pouring on my mind every now and then. Masturbation becomes compulsion. I am suffering from these problems since my school days. But at that time I just ignored it. Now it is hard to control unwanted thoughts. Please provide my remedy so that I can able to concentrate on my studies properly.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must do the following rather meticulously for tangible results: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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Hi this question is for my mother. She is 50 years old. After having she started having problem of skin de pigmentation (jhaiyan) all over her face. She consulted doctors many times but skin remains clear till she is on medication and apply creams. Once leave medication it happens again. Now it is increasing drastically. Her face has black patches which is increasing gradually. Please suggest some solution to it.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Amritsar
Hi this question is for my mother. She is 50 years old.
After having she started having problem of skin de pigmentati...
Hi, she will have to continue using sunscreen and depigmenting creams for resumed benefit. Additionally you can go for laser treatment. Chemical peels will be quite helpful. Never apply over the counter medications over your face.
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I'm a 21 years old guy, studying in college. I have difficulty in maintaining my concentration on the work. I loose my interest very soon and then find it difficult to regain. Please Help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs . If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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