The Benefits of Learning How To Concentrate

Written by Ruth Ritchie-Farmer

We all know that being able to concentrate on a given task is, in most cases, a necessary part of completing it. Without focus our mind wanders, andrepparttar body soon follows – torepparttar 149985 kitchen for a drink or snack, torepparttar 149986 den to check onrepparttar 149987 kids, outside for a breath of fresh air...repparttar 149988 list of distractions is endless, especially for people who work at home. Withoutrepparttar 149989 ability to focus our minds, we just don't get anything done. And it's easy to see why!

North American society has instilledrepparttar 149990 ‘quick fix' mentality into us since we were children. Sound bites, video clips, and headlines all play their part in making sure our focus is dragged from one thing torepparttar 149991 next at breakneck speed. Is it really any wonder that so many children and adults suffer from things like Attention Deficit Disorders? Our minds have spent a lifetime being programmed to be attention deficient. (Note: I am fully aware that ADD and ADHD are serious illnesses and I am not trying to make light of that here. What I am trying to point out is that our society as it exists today gives these disorders an environment in which they can flourish.)

From a purely practical standpoint then,repparttar 149992 first benefit of learning how to concentrate is that it allows us to completerepparttar 149993 tasks which we set out to do. By learning how to focus our mind on controlling our body we can keep our butt inrepparttar 149994 chair long enough to getrepparttar 149995 job done.

Mental concentration is also a key component in our ability to createrepparttar 149996 life we desire. It is beyondrepparttar 149997 scope of this article to go into too much detail other than to say that "Thoughts are Things" and they have an energy all their own. What we focus on is what we attract into our lives, and we are continually making choices and acting based onrepparttar 149998 mental images that form in our minds. If we don't (or don't know how to) concentrate onrepparttar 149999 thoughts we allow into our mind, we runrepparttar 150000 risk of creating things and circumstances we would really rather not have in our lives. Without concentration, our lives become little more than an existence which is ruled byrepparttar 150001 subconscious.

Fitness Fun!

Written by Richard Moore

If you'd rather have teeth pulled than hop on an exercise bike, you're not alone.

Findingrepparttar motivation to squeeze your bottom into a pair of Lycra shorts is just too much to bear after a exhausting day atrepparttar 149949 office. So what's a weight conscious person to do?

You want to get more active, but you want it to be fun too. What's so unreasonable about that? Nothing. What's more, there are plenty of ways to feelrepparttar 149950 burn that means you don't have to go within a mile of that nasty, mean old gym instructor.

And while you may not get an aerobic workout with most of these activities, you can see how they will add up to affect your overall activity levels and help you tone up - as you have a bit of fun too!

Activity Boost Level: Mild

Kiss Me Pucker up with a loved one and your heart will start racing. Put a bit of oomph into it and you'll not only get flushed, you'll be working it that part harder too.

Laugh It Off Laughing is thought to improve your immune system and skin condition. Rent a good comedy or get together with a friend who really gets you giggling to feelrepparttar 149951 immediate benefits.

Make Love Boost your activity levels by making whoopee. And, if you feel in a frisky mood, a particularly vigorous session can give you a really good aerobic workout.

Scream for Your Team The last time you screamed for your local sports team you'll have felt your blood pumping. If you watched last year's Stanley Cup Final, even better!

The Write Stuff An hour spent furiously scribbling can really give you an energy boost, especially if you're concentrating hard.

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