“It’s as if when I open myself up to every perception, things create their own focus.” — Kristin Cashore
It’s Day 8 of the Mental Focus Challenge! How was your first week? Did you discover anything about yourself that affects your focus?
The past week, you’ve completed the following challenges:
- Pay attention to focus-affecting behaviors.
- Get at least 7.5 hours of sleep.
- Eat healthier foods.
- Meditate for 10 minutes.
- Block out negative energy.
- Clean clutter around your work area.
- Pick two challenges and combine them.
The purpose of these challenges was for you to find out what affects your ability to focus, and what you can do to further enhance your focus. This week’s challenge is about improving your focus by repeating challenges that positively affected your concentration.
Challenge of the Day: Complete Your Challenge Combo
The challenge for Day 7 was to choose two challenges from the previous week that worked the best for you, and combine them. For example, let’s say you were more focused when blocking out negative energy and getting rid of clutter. You would combine both of those challenges and do them both in the same day.
You should continue to do this for the rest of this week. Now that you know what helps you focus, it’s time to develop habits that trigger your focus at all times. The only way to develop these habits is by repetition. Make sure you’re consistent with your challenges every day.
Lumosity is an app that’ll challenge your brain every day. This app was developed by scientists that created games to challenge your cognitive and neuropsychological skills. University professors use this app to test new areas in cognition. Use Lumosity to give your brain a workout and test its ability to focus!