Saturday April 17, 2021 | 2 - 5pm EST 11am – 2pm PST
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Awaken the mind to embrace life fully!
It's time to spring up and come out of hibernation from the winter. The dormant season is over. Join us for a meditation retreat to energize your soul. Along with learning and practicing a powerful type of meditation there will be yoga and dance exercise. A hilarious laughing meditation and discussions.
How can we awaken from our dream world? When you are in a dream you can’t get yourself out of it or know that it’s a dream. It is only after you wake up that you can see that it was just a dream. Such is human life. We live in our mind in a world we built from our life experiences and are asleep to the real world. When we come out of that mind world and see the world as it is, it is like a true rebirth. It is a liberating and joyful experience.
This retreat will truly be an awakening experience! Join us and we will explain how to get started on this amazing journey to lasting peace and happiness.
Mindfulness as a practice is about as daunting to most people as stretching is after a workout.
It’s just hard to STOP and do what we know we should do. Constantly overstimulated, checking our phones 1,500 times a week(that’s an actual number), sorting through 30,000-60,000 thoughts alone(again, an actual number), and receiving/processing 2,000,000 bits of information every SECOND add to the…
हमारा दिमाग औसतन 47% समय भटकता रहता है; पढ़ाई और काम पर फोकस बढ़ाने के लिए करें मेडिटेशन, शेड्यूल बनाते वक्त 4 बातों का रखें ध्यान 20 मिनट पहले कॉपी लिंक एक स्टडी में पाया गया है कि पढ़ाई के दौरान टीनएजर्स फोन को जितना दूर रखेंगे, उतने ज्यादा बेहतर मार्क्स मिलेंगे
Advice on how to focus more? And to stop bad habits that are distracting? I have an attention disorder so it makes it more difficult to focus and stay focused
That’s kind of a big, vague question, and as you have an attention disorder I hope you have (or can find) some kind of professional support to help you manage your condition and achieve your goals. Are there any support groups, either online or in-person, for people with the same disorder that could be a source of tips and advice for you?
I don’t know what you need to focus on, but if you’re in school, here’s my advice for focusing on studying.
The act of directing your attention towards one thing at a time.
In our modern age, we have an inclination towards wanting to get as many things done as possible. Even more so if you take pride in being a productive person. To be productive, you must produce. Right? And and not just to produce but to produce as much as possible as quickly as possible. Like many ideals, the ideal of being able to do as many things as possible with expert skill and without error is one that fails to take account of certain realities. One of these being how focusing actually works.
Think of your focus as that of a camera. When you pick an object on the screen you want to be clear, the camera has to adjust it’s lens in order to make that object clear and subsequently de-focus or make everything else less clear. The human version of this act is in determining context. To focus you determine what your target is and determine what you need to include in your focus of hit your target and what to exclude. We will call this loading time because there is a time lag in achieving that state of focus.
What most of us do nowadays is the equivalent of constant hitting different objects of the camera screen for it to focus on. Every time you pick a new target, it takes time for the camera to adjust to the target and determine what to include and what to exclude. So imagine that process been done in such rapid succession that, even if you do give yourself the time to properly focus on something, you are immediately trying to refocus on something else.
“I should focus on reading this chapt....”
“oh that’s the notification for my package being delivered. Where’s my slippers so I can go outside an.....”
you hear someone calling your name distantly
“Hey!!! Was someone calling me?!!!! you shout to anyone nearby.”
Is it any wonder that we are exhausted at the end of the day despite having gotten nothing.
The solution then is to control our reactivity. One common but great method of doing so is to silence and prevent potential distractions from occurring in the midst of focusing on your task. This is better than just trying to ignore distractions because even then you would be subconsciously trying to determine whether or not the information is important which is already taking you out of focus.
So in conclusion, choose your target, determine what you need in order to do the task, and then remove anything unnecessary until you’re done.
Find the cause
Find out why you get distracted in class. Maybe it’s someone, something you enjoy doing instead (checking your phone), an object, lack of distraction, or you’re feeling bored/tired.
If someone’s distracting you...
Typically when people are distracting you, it’s either incessant chatter (not directed at you), incessant chatter directed at you, or someone who wants to socialize.
For undirected incessant chatter, try tuning them out whenever you can. If music is allowed, put in some earbuds and listen to non-distracting tunes. If music isn’t allowed, train yourself to tune them out. Focus on another sound (ex. pencil/pen scratching on paper) instead.
If it’s incessant chatter directed at you, politely tell them to stop. If you directly address them, this may backfire because humans are fickle beings. Instead, indirectly address the problem as if it were your own. Take care to lessen pointing fingers at anyone.
Someone trying to socialize is the easiest and hardest things to solve. (For me, maybe not for you!) Do what you feel is appropriate.
If something you want to do is distracting you...
Most cases it’s a phone, laptop, or some other device. If you find yourself off-task on any mobile device, use an app like Forest. This keeps you from using other apps. Also, become less dependant on your phone if you can. If you use it for a calculator and you become distracted, get a real calculator.
For laptops, you can use extensions on Chrome. I use Forest for shorter intervals of time and SimpleBlocker for longer stretches. Blacklist all sites you get distracted on.
If you’re constantly drawn to social media during school, stop the temptation to use a VPN. In my school, nearly everyone uses a VPN app to bypass social media regulations.
If something is distracting you...
Don’t bring it, put it away, etc.
If there’s a lack of distraction...
I know some people who get distracted because of emptiness in their thoughts. It’s too distracting to not have anything to do. I’m not an expert in this, but maybe bring a smaller distraction to fiddle with that won’t distract you that much. Maybe try finding another task to do. If a teacher’s talking, pull out a sheet of paper and take notes. If you have class work, do it!
If you’re feeling bored...
Find a reason. Finding a reason that gets you to class every day will build up your self-discipline. The stronger the reason, the more committed you will be to try to focus.
Here are some reasons:
- I’m curious and I want to learn
- I want to learn to become a _____ so I can help/do _____
- I want to make myself proud
any many more! Aim for reasons beyond “I’m forced to do this, I need to, my parents expect me to...”
If you’re feeling tired...
Address the roots first. Maybe you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re not drinking enough water, or you’re not eating well enough. Make the right adjustments to make you feel better in all areas of life beyond school.
Prioritize your time better if you aren’t getting enough sleep. Always invest in rest. If you feel distracted because you’re hungry, bring a few small, healthy snacks to eat in class or between class. (If you can!) Finally, always bring a waterbottle! Staying hydrated will help you so much in class, speaking from personal experience :)