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How To Boost Your Focus PERMANENTLY in Minutes

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By Emmanuel MusutePublished 2 months ago 5 min read
How To Boost Your Focus PERMANENTLY in Minutes
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The results are significant, long-lasting, and seem to exist after just one session of this quiet 17-minute interoception. Let's take a step back and consider how we focus and how to get better at focus. I'm going to share with you a tool for which there are terrific research data that will help. If ever there was a tool that stood to rewire our attentional circuitry in a powerful way, this seems to be it. A simple practice that takes 17 minutes can forever rewire your brain to be able to attend allow you to theoretically improve your ability to focus in a single session, and no, I won't try to talk you into meditation. Instead, we're going to talk about when attention works and when it doesn't, and in particular, we're going to talk about what are known as attentional blinks.

We frequently notice that individuals with ADHD exhibit significantly more attentional blinks than those without the disorder. This is true for both children and adults. If you notice something you're looking for or are really interested in, you are undoubtedly missing other information because you're partially overfocusing on it, which raises an intriguing theory about what might occur in people with ADHD, where we've always assumed that they can't focus, even though we know that they can focus on things that are very important to them.

Well, it's possible that they are experiencing more attentional blinks than people without ADHD, and there is data now to support the possibility that that's actually what's happening. This should be exciting for anyone with ADHD, as well as for anyone who wants to improve their ability to focus and attend. What this means is that these circuits that underlie focus on our ability to attend and eliminate distractions aren't just failing to focus; they are focusing too much on some things and neglecting other things, which can make us distractible or extractable.

Those with ADHD may be overly focused on some things and neglect other aspects that they should be paying attention to, so what they really need is this trait known as open monitoring. Open monitoring is usually associated with people who practise vipassana meditation or who have spent a lot of time learning how to perform open gaze visual analysis and open gaze thinking, but there is a m While having a soda straw view of the world and missing other things when you're enthused about something is a sign of high levels of concentration, your visual system also has the ability to dilate your gaze to create what is known as panoramic vision. You can use panoramic vision right now, no matter where you are.

In fact, I can use it right now, too. You won't even realise that I'm doing it, but even though I'm staring at you, I'm deliberately widening my eyes to see the walls, the ceiling, and the floor around me. In reality, panoramic vision is mediated by a different neural circuit that runs from the eye into the brain and it's a stream or set of circuits that isn't just wide-angle view, it can be trained and practiced by anyone, with or without ADHD; it includes learning how to dilate your gaze. It also has a higher frame rate and is better at processing information quickly. You can consciously expand your field of view and go into open gaze, which is actually fairly simple for most people whether or not they wear contacts or corrective lenses.

There are now published accounts in the literature of a simple practice done for about 15 minutes where subjects were asked to just sit quietly with their eyes closed and do something that is sort of kin to meditation but to not direct their mind into any particular state or place but simply to think about their breathing and to focus on their so-called interception focus on how their body feels their mind drifted to bring it back for about 15 minutes That may not seem like a big deal, unusual, or like it would make a difference at all, but interestingly, just doing that once for 17 minutes significantly reduced the number of attentional blinks that people would make; in other words, their focus improved almost immediately without the need for any additional training.

There's something about that practice of lowering the amount of visual information coming in and learning to pay attention to one's internal State, or what we call interoception Attentional blinks: It's worth noting that the number of attentional blinks increases as people age and experience problems with working memory and focus. Studies are currently being conducted to determine whether practicing a basic meditation technique that involves sitting quietly for 15 to 20 minutes while focusing on one's breathing and internal state can help counteract some of the negative effects of age-related cognitive decline.

These results suggest that people of all ages, including those with ADHD, age-related cognitive decline, and those who are just trying to Prevent cognitive impairment associated with ageing I don't expect anyone to start meditation regularly, and I don't expect anyone to do anything they don't want to do, but I think most of us could handle a 17-minute meditation session. Therefore, if there was ever a tool that stood to rewire our attentional circuitry in a powerful way, this seems to be it. In addition, the ability to engage in panoramic awareness can help rewire your brain to be able to attend better and possibly even offset some of that age-related attentional drift vision to widen our eyes It's a powerful tool, too, because the so-called open monitoring makes the brain function in a way that enables it to detect more information faster.

The beauty of this tool is that it works every time—how precisely it works is a little unclear, but the effects are substantial, long-lasting, and seem to exist after just one quiet 17-minute session of interoception, which makes it seem like a very worthwhile thing to do for everyone [Music] foreign.

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