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Dr. Malati Das Ghosh

Psychiatrist, Kolkata

Dr. Malati Das Ghosh Psychiatrist, Kolkata
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Ways to Cope with Grief and Loss

MPhil Clinical Psychology, Masters in Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Ways to Cope with Grief and Loss

Every person faces ups and downs in life, the difference lies in how we deal with the low points of our life. Losing someone you love is probably the saddest experience anyone can go through. Our natural reaction to such a loss is grief. The more significant the loss; the more intense your grief will be. There is no right or wrong way to grieve and everyone grieves in a different way.

However, here are a few healthy ways you can cope with your loss to move on with your life.

1. Build a support system: When you are grieving, you may feel that nobody understands how you feel and would want to isolate yourself. Do not allow yourself to withdraw into a shell and instead build a support system of friends and family who you trust. You could also visit a counselor who is trained to deal with such situations. Joining a support group can also help.

2. Face your grief: Not allowing yourself to grieve can do more harm than good. You can suppress your grief for a short time but you cannot avoid it forever. The longer you avoid facing it, the more difficult it will be. Suppressing grief can also lead to a number of health problems such as depression, substance abuse and anxiety.

3. Look after your health: When grieving for the loss of a loved one, you may not feel hungry and may want to simply lie in bed all day. But you must instead get out, eat right and exercise regularly. When the body is healthy, you not only feel better physically but also emotionally. Avoid turning to alcohol and drugs to lift your mood.

4. Express yourself: Bottling up your emotions is never a good idea. However, sometimes talking about how you feel can be difficult. In such situations, look for alternate means of expressing yourself. For examples, you could try painting or start a scrapbook.

5. Look out for grief triggers: What makes coping with the loss of a loved one difficult is the fact that you share a number of life events with them. Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and festive occasions can bring back memories of the person and overwhelm you. To successfully heal, you must plan ahead for events like this that will trigger grief. Do not allow yourself to be alone at such times.

6. Seek professional help: Sometimes, when you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, you find yourself sinking into depression or find it difficult to resume your normal lifestyle. It is a good idea to consult a mental health practitioner or counselor.

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I am much more worried about my job. I have tried my level best to get the job but all went in vain. What should I do.

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
I am much more worried about my job. I have tried my level best to get the job but all went in vain. What should I do.
Dear user. I can understand. But do not get disappointed. You should ask yourself. Sit on a calm place and introspect. Why you are not getting your job? Are you well qualified? Are you looking for a specific job with specific salary? Are you looking for a specific city or place? What ability you have in addition? Once you introspect, you will come to know your plus and minus points. You can go ahead with correction. I suggest online career counseling. Take care.
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I am 26 year old I have problem when I want to talk at stage I am so nervous and my legs will shake and I was facing problem at interview also.

Psychology hons, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 26 year old I have problem when I want to talk at stage I am so nervous and my legs will shake and I was facing ...
Dear lybrate-user you seem to have stage fright nervousness followed by physiological changes such sweating. You can always train yourself step by step. Firstly just stand on a stage when noone is around then once you are comfortable do it when you have your frens around. Then standing on the stage and having normal conversation with your frends and then actually exposing yourself to the situation. Hope it helps.
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often had night ejaculation. So I masturbate once a week to avoid night ejaculation. But I saw many pimples on my face. What should I do Should I carry on or stop it. I m still unmarried. I do not smoke drink or else.

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
often had night ejaculation. So I masturbate once a week to avoid night ejaculation. But I saw many pimples on my fac...
Dear Anurag. Pimples are never due to masturbation. It is due to skin problems and hormonal issues. Please consult a skin specialist. You can continue your masturbation. Take care.
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There is severe back pain from last 2-3 days. I guess as my exams going on. There is not much movement of my body. I just eat sleep and study. Please suggest me how to get rid of this back pain immediately.:(

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Physiotherapist, Noida
There is severe back pain from last 2-3 days. I guess as my exams going on. There is not much movement of my body. I ...
Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times.
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I lost someone close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time, Please 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
I lost someone close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time, Please ...
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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My friend smokes not cigrate but he smokes hookha once in a month is this can cause any effect in his body please tell.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hookah is as good as smoking a cigarette. It is claimed to be safer, but that is not so. There is high risk of interstitial lung disease. Smokers have a higher risk of developing respiratory tract infections, apart from lung cancer and oral cancer. It is also a risk factor for peripheral vascular disease. This can lead to gangrene and inflammation of peripheral blood vessels. It is advised that he stops smoking immediately. Consult a psychiatrist for smoking cessation treatment. Medication and nicotine replacement therapy along with counseling will give the best outcome.
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I have studying and my height is not growing well and weight is so less in compare to height.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, Advanced diploma in counselling psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I have studying and my height is not growing well and weight is so less in compare to height.
Lybrate-user, according to your age, your height is okay, there are chances you may grow taller. Yes, but you are under weight. For that what you can do is start outdoor sport exercises. Like swimming, cycling, or lawn tennis, squash, badminton etc. I would not suggest gym or indoor exercises as it may give your body an artificial shape. Exercises will help you grow as well as you will be able to have good amount of food. You can take heavy diet like dry fruits and milkshakes also sweats etc. You got to try this for at least one month to get the necessary benefits, then later you can continue so as to live healthy lifestyle.
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I am 40 years of age, married, three kids, my business and family background was a very royal n luxurious set up had a big empire, but in sudden collapse we lost almost everything even started struggling for survival which could even never be dreamt of after living in huge bunglow and a king size life. After all these happenings its almost 7 years passed but after trying to my best capacity level not achieving hike as want to also now due to responsibilities n fear n doubt of how to go about everything is making me depress and lack of confidence in me n lack of trust in others not allowing me to grow and come back again in life. My relation ok but financial status has put me down within my own self. Do not know how to over come it. Please guide, my body weight was 77kg height 5.11 but its appx 90 kg try hard but not loosing the same. Also it seems some kind of unknown fear and greed to grow back again is pulling me down. Please guide me if you can.

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Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I am 40 years of age, married, three kids, my business and family background was a very royal n luxurious set up had ...
Hello I could understand how difficult it could be for you to lead this kind of life. Especially difficult part might be mental and emotional state of fear doubt and lack of confidence. Ups and down are part of life. And mental and emotional state are no different. You are facing a major obstacle which might be feeling like a block or darkness where nothing seems to make sense. As I listened to your life story above. I have a deep faith in you that you have the capability and competence both to come out of this hopelessness you are feeling right now. My understanding is that instead of a counselor or therapist a life coach would be a better fit for you. Life coach would help you get clarity about your present state and then will be able to lead you step by step to where you want to be by this year end. He or she will be able to get you into both planning and resource management - both internal and external as well as small weekly action steps towards long term goal and success. If you work with someone for 4 to 6 months you will be able to take a significant forward movement which will help you tap into both inner courage and confidence. Hope this helps. Wishing you very happy and successful life ahead.
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I am 20 years old girl. When I am in small class like from class 1 to 8 my studies is going well n I got good marks and after when I started to have relationship with my boyfriend when I study in higher secondary my studies is not going well. What happen to me? Will you please help me to solve this problems and give some idea about it. Why?

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 lybrate user. I can understand. Ability to study and understand everything you srudy depends on many things including free and fresh mind. Now you lack free and fresh mind. Your mind is occupied in thoughts about many other things than education. Rezolve the issue. Take care.
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I have some anxiety problem. And sometime I fear about the situations that have not happened yet. And I get some kinda abdominal pain when encountering strange people.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I have some anxiety problem. And sometime I fear about the situations that have not happened yet. And I get some kind...
Dear Wasim, These are the symptoms of an anxiety disorder. Which type of anxiety disorder, will be diagnosed by a psychiatrist after a detailed assessment of how long it is there, how much it interferes with your day-today life, what are the bodily symptoms associated with it, etc etc. After diagnosing, treatment may be an anxiolytic or antidepressant tablet or relaxation therapy or psychotherapy, depending on the diagnosis and your preference.
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Day by day my memory power is becoming weaker. For last 7 years. I forget everything very soon. Not able to concentrate on studies due to forgetfulness. Forget everything any address name of person. Things in market. What I have to do. And also too much hair fall. And always thinking of sex. And nightfall more than 3 time in week. So please tell me why this happens and medicines.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Day by day my memory power is becoming weaker. For last 7 years. I forget everything very soon. Not able to concentra...
Hi there ~ nightfall happens in 50% of men and it is usually more common in adolescence and young adulthood. Therefore you should not be worrying about this as it is not a problem at all. It in fact means that you are sexually healthy. You need to consult a dermatologist for hairfall, however get a t3/t4/tsh done as it may be a common denominator for both depression, loss of memory/concentration as well as hairfall. Take care and have a lovely day! sincerely
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I have a average smoker of cigarette. How I can leave it and recapitulates our stamina.

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
Try to engage yourself when get the desire to smoke. And try to get involved in some physical activity.
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I feel like masturbating all the time ,i do not have control on me I believe because of this habit I becoming thin .i can not concentrate on any thing and even without doing this sometimes I am unable to sleep what to do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I feel like masturbating all the time ,i do not have control on me I believe because of this habit I becoming thin .i...
You do onto become thin from masturbation, actually. Sleep will be induced because you will be exhausted and also because the relaxation effect after the deed will make you sleepy and drowsy. Masturbation is not really bad; it is the addiction to it that is bad. Not even the number of years is a problem but the frequency and compulsiveness to do it are to be considered for its ill-effects. At your age, you may feel it difficult and it can become addictive if you have alone time if you obsess about it, and if you are not into relationships. The problem with addiction to this is that you may go on to prefer masturbation to heterosexual contact, even when you are married. That obviously would be an insult to your wife and will lead to a lot of conflict. Heterosexual contact is very wholesome and the physiology is made exactly for penile and vaginal contact. You will instead enjoy a poor replica of this and not know or care for the difference. The second thing that can happen with addiction is that it will become compulsive and will have no boundaries or limits, since it can be done all by yourself, whenever, wherever, and however too. The big problem a lot of children get into is the guilt around this. A useful way to discharge the energy is to get into contact games, or exercises or even hobbies to channelize it. Also, you should not spend too much time alone, and you need to keep your mind occupied with other interesting things and a lot of socializing. Even if you are not interested in marriage, for whatever reasons, it will help you to get into a friendship with a girl and enjoy the relationship where there will be a lot of excitement when you fall in love. Right now your hormones may be very active and your physiological apparatus is primed and ready for sexual stimulation. But because of your age and even otherwise it is important to develop good control and not feed into your impulses. Keeping yourself occupied and living a healthy social life are the keys to manage your sexual drives.
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Hello Sir/Mam, I am 29 years old and married since 3 years. My husband is a drug addict and we have not had full sex till now. He is not financially stable as well. I do not force him at all for anything and I try my level best to provide him my full support. His mood swings frequently and at times he abuses for what I have not done. I try to be happy and all the time I am smiling at home but this feeling has started eating me now. I feel restless, I feel incomplete. In 3 years I have got nothing I mean no financial, emotional, Physical or moral support. Now I am worried about my health as I know from Outside I am strong but form inside I am broken. I need someone to understand me. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Yes, you are right that from inside you could be ruining yourself. You have to take some action and move heaven and earth to get him out of his habit or face divorce. This may sound harsh but this is called tough love. You will be encouraging the addiction and his gradual wasting away of his life. You have to be firm with him. If you continue in this relationship without acting on it, you will be responsible for the negative outcome that is guaranteed. In fact, you are considered a co-dependent and will have some issues related to his addiction as an enabler. He needs to be admitted to an institution for at least six months and resolve his addiction. You can get his parents involved if he does not listen to you. As you admit there is nothing in this marriage for you, and if you continue to accept this lifestyle you could become depressed and may suffer a breakdown. Act fast and effectively.
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I had a break up with my girl since last 3 I am in depression right now what shud I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I had a break up with my girl since last 3 I am in depression right now what shud I do.
Dear lybrate user don't worry be calm, try to indulge in some activities, go for exercise it's the best way to avoid depression, drink plenty of water, eat more vegetables and fruits, try to speak this matter with your close friend you will definitely feel better, if you want some medicines you can consult me.
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Hello doctor I am 33 years old. My problem is I always feel laziness and tired. Having sleeping type feelings all time while I sleep 8 hours in night. Please suggest something so that I also can be feel active at least in working hour. My work is also very simple not having much physical or mental stress. Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback in advance.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello doctor I am 33 years old. My problem is I always feel laziness and tired. Having sleeping type feelings all tim...
You may be depressed. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: 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, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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How our memory power can be increase? Or which are the reasons that cause the decrease of our memory power? I think before I had a nice memory power before. But now my memory power has been reduced. What is the reason? Please help ME.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu feel memory is reduced because you may be over worked with other thought and the memory may seem reduced when you try to recollect something. Keep mind calm. In young age as you are there is no other reason for reducing memory. I can tell some tips for remembering. 7 Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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I am 28 years old my life was great and everything was going awsome, but one year back I ended up with my long time relation, I was shattered at that time but now I am gaining back and struggling back while preparing hard to clear some prestigious exam of our country but the problem is I still have those past memories revolving in my mind which acts as an obstruction. Sometimes I still get dreams of my past life with her. What you suggest how I should get out of it?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I think you are doing well so far. You may need to look at forging your ex to help you move on. Forgetting it not possible for a long time because it is a memory, and since there were definitely good times, they will linger for some more time. When you are ready and desire another relationship there will be a lot of ease in terminating the old memories but it will be gradual. Quickly get rid of all reminders of this girl, and do not visit the old haunts that you and this girl used to frequent. For some time avoid people, places, and situations that you two enjoyed. In the meantime, please talk extensively to a confidante or counselor about your feelings and thoughts to externalize it out of your system. Do not bad mouth the girl for any reason but go about your life as quickly and normally as possible. Don’t get into another relationship until you have dealt with this loss completely. Whatever happened with yoru ex you need to remember that this is the kind of person she is and do not generalize this to other girls and brand them into the same category. There is surely a girl who is deserving of such loyalty and commitment. But learn your lessons and do not repeat them when you are into another. Keep these three values in mind: be responsible, be respectful, and be functional, always.
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Hello, I want to enhance my remembering, concentration and memory power. What should I do?

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 7 Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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