A few simple things you can try are: taking a cold shower, exercising, and deep breathing. I highly recommend this article, which goes into more depth: 10 Ways to Transmute Sexual Energy.

Sitting down to focus on one task can be difficult, especially when you're constantly interrupted.

Research by psychologist Dr Glenn Wilson found that workers who were constantly distracted by phone calls and emails experienced a 10% drop in their IQ. Meanwhile, Richard Nisbett, a psychologist at the University of Michigan, found that a Chinese-American with an IQ of 100 achieves the same academically as a white American with an IQ of 120. "This is a direct result of their more focused attitude when it comes to their schoolwork," he says.

whenever i starts studing….ican not concentrate immediately.. plese help us..

When you find your thoughts wandering, gently let go of that thought and, with your "Be here now," return to the present.

when i try to concentrate on one point, many things and past bad experiences come in my mind, the comments of others disturb me and they get stored into my mind and occurs every now and then thereby reducing my efficiency. At last, it’s only the regret that lefts. Kindly assist how to get rid of this situation.

“Turning on the light” in this case means meditation and other spiritual practices. Start to see life in a new, more positive way, and over time you will find the negative thoughts falling by the wayside.

Brian, whoops! Thank you for spotting that, I updated the text with a mention of Yogananda’s Energization Exercises.

If you practice it correctly, you will find that meditation is very active, not a passive technique. When your mind becomes accustomed to being peaceful, you may find that peace affecting others as well.

Chart your energy levels. When is your energy level at its highest? When are your low energy times? Study your most difficult courses at your high energy times. Sharpest early in the evening? Study your most difficult course then. Later in the evening? Work on your easier courses or the ones you enjoy the most.

The object of these exercises is to develop concentrated attention, and you will find that you can, through their practice, control your mind and direct your thoughts just the same as you can your arm.

I find the Tips on concentration very useful,practical and easy to understand &practise.Iliked it very much.

It sounds like you are at that point where, sitting still, you are seeing, as we all do, the muddy water of our restless minds. But if you continue to try, you will find your mind gradually becoming clearer and clearer.

Time to break a common myth which says, ‘meditation is concentration’. On the contrary, meditation is de-concentration, and good attention and focus are by- products of regular meditation practice.

Posture. Sit up straight to aid concentration rather than sprawled out in a similar-to-sleep position.

Hah! Well, that might not go over well with some teachers, even if it could help you learn better.

Based on inputs by Bharathy Harish, Sahaj Samadhi Meditation Teacher, and Shreya Chugh, National Director for Art of Living Youth Empowerment Programs.

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Pooja, not sure I understand your question with all those missing vowels, but I’d suggest the same thing as I have before: create an environment that helps you concentrate. Turn off your cell phone (if you have one), television, music, etc., and just do your best to focus.

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Good question. Here is a breathing exercise to improve concentration, and you may want to view the pranayama basics video as well.

There's research on this, believe it or not! Persons who use a worry time find themselves worrying 35 percent less of the time within four weeks. That's a big change!

How to improve concentration

how increase the concentration.my brain is 100% concentration fail.my brain automatically think more & more.not control.

Sorry for the slow response, I’ve been traveling and it was hard to answer earlier. Hope this helps.

nice one but isnt there any more methods to gain concentration

While standing before the mirror practice deep breathing. See that there is plenty of fresh air in the room, and that you are literally feasting on it. You will find that, as it permeates every cell, your timidity will disappear. It has been replaced by a sense of peace and power.

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Experiment, and see what works best and is sustainable for you.

You can learn a simple meditation technique here in just a few minutes.

Sir, Earlier I was very good in academics but this year I have scored very poor marks in the exams.Please do give me some tips so that I may take off my mind from the unnecessary things and can concentrate on my studies properly.Please help me to make my mind stable. Thanking you, Debjyoti Barman, Class – 9

Something interesting to experiment with is to expand your awareness first before concentrating on memorization.

Three minutes a day is long enough for the practice of this exercise.

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Think of it like “spiritual hygiene.” We brush our teeth and take a shower every day (probably), to keep ourselves clean and healthy. Meditation is for mental and spiritual health, and even five minutes of it each day is helpful. (But 10 or 15 minutes would be even better.)

How to do it? This is where experimentation comes in. I suggest looking at Swami Kriyananda’s book, Awaken to Superconsciousness as it gives practical concepts and visualizations to try.

Increasing Your Activity Level. Your concentration wanders more easily if you just read an assignment straight through. Instead, take the heading for each section and turn it into a question. For this section, that would be, "How can I increase my activity level while studying?" Then study that section to answer that question. Do this routinely. The questions give us a focus for each section and increase our involvement.

What it sounds like you could work on is making your peacefulness stronger and more magnetic. The best way to do this, which is ancient as well as very modern, is meditation. We have meditation techniques that we teach on this website, or you can use another that you are familiar with.