Many complain about lack of concentration during a lecture and this in turn affects their performance academically. Blame is being put on the changes happening around us in the society, major culprits being technological advancements and social media. The falling concentration if unchecked can impediment the vocational, emotional and academic development of a child.
Competitive exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced & NEET demand sound understanding of concepts and to achieve the same it is essential to boost concentration during the classroom lectures. Our experts at Motion Education Pvt. Ltd. have documented a few ways which not only will boost your concentration levels, but also help develop a lifestyle and personality that will do wonders in the long run:
It is indeed important to work out hard in order to achieve what you have been dreaming for, but at the same time (race against time phrase meaning) lack of proper rest can cause failure equally. Statistics say one needs to get a mandatory 7-8 hours sleep in order for the mind to function well. Remember!! The better relaxed our mind is, the lesser distractions will surround it.
Meditate & Exercise
We all know, ‘A healthy body harbours a healthy mind.’ So, negligence to our health can affect the sharpness of our minds as many a times we may be distracted negatively towards the ailments surrounding us. Thus, it is critical to stay healthy at all points of time, and to achieve that we must put in a regular habit of exercising. Coupling that with meditation will provide you with mental, emotional and spiritual stability, which is much required to tackle competitive exams like JEE and NEET.
Work Hard & Play Hard
‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.’ If you know this quote, then you know the importance that games and sports hold in our lives. That doesn’t mean you can commit all your time devotionally towards this, not unless you want to become a sports star. But it is required to commit some time like for an hour or so from your daily work schedule towards any game or sport of your choice. Not only will this help provide the needed break to relax your mind but also provide, as suggested by scientists, the logical strengthening of mind which can play to your benefit while solving complex problems during the exams of JEE and NEET.
Eat Right, Not Tight
This is one of the most neglected aspects of one’s lifestyle, especially with children. During the course of their preparation for exams like JEE and NEET, they tend to resort to junk foods which for time acts like a frustration depressant, but little do they know about the adverse effects of these foods on the analytical capabilities of mind. Replacing junk food with proper cooked home meals will help keeping the physical and mental health on the right track. Some suggestive memory enhancing foods are: Walnuts, Almonds, Peanuts, Brahmi, Tulsi Leaves with honey e.t.c.
Read, Not Surf
‘Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body’
Surfing online for knowledge or information may look cool and trendy, but the damage caused is equally great. If unchecked will make you more laziness and affect concentration negatively. Reading book not only will help improve concentration level, but research proves that knowledge retention is more when you read from book rather than surf online. Make reading a prime source of getting information and knowledge and reserve the online media to supplement your preparation.
In conclusion, it’s the lifestyle that decides what you will achieve and how you will achieve it. Competitive exams like JEE and NEET, not only tests the knowledge, but also indirectly assesses the personality of a student. Follow these above mentioned tips, prepare in a disciplined way and in the end no one can stop you from becoming a Rock Star.