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Tips to improve concentration and state of relaxation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi this is XXXI need solution on how to concentrate and be in presence of mind
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.DrXXX
User :   hi this is XXX
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   go ahead
User :   Hello doctor
User :   I am working in a XXX
Doctor :   yes please proceed
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   I have very much problem in concentrating on my work
User :   or I have problem in having presence of mind
User :   28
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you work long hours?
User :   and most of the time forget
User :   no
User :   regular
Doctor :   Do you get good sleep?
User :   yha that and all fine
User :   I get good sleep
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   When did you develop this problem?
Doctor :   Did you have any emotional upset these days?
User :   but my mind suddenly doesnot switch to present situation
Doctor :   Poor concentration is one common reason for a scattered mind-set. If your mind isnâ??t as strong and alert as it could be, you wonâ??t be able to focus clearly for extended periods of time. Mental exercises can help because they strengthen your ability to concentrate, and will improve your focus over time.
User :   yha
Doctor :   ok
User :   that I tried
Doctor :   Advice for Practicing The Concentration Exercises
Doctor :   Find a place where you can be alone and undisturbed. You can sit crossed legged on the floor if you can, or on a chair. Sit with your spine erect. Take a few calm deep breaths and then relax your body. Direct the attention to your body, and relax each muscle and part of it.
User :   yha
Doctor :   Exercise 1
Take a book and count the words in any one paragraph. Count them again to be sure that you have counted them correctly. Start with one paragraph and when it becomes easier, count the words in a whole page. Perform the counting mentally and only with your eyes, without pointing you finger at each word.
Doctor :   Exercise 2
Count backwards in your mind, from one hundred to one.
Doctor :   Exercise 3
Count in your mind from one hundred to one, skipping each three numbers, that is 100, 97, 94, etc.
Doctor :   Exercise 4
Choose an inspiring word, or just a simple sound, and repeat it silently in your mind for five minutes. When your mind can concentrate more easily, try to reach ten minutes of uninterrupted concentration.
Doctor :   These are some of the exercises you can try
User :   or u suggest physical exercise also necessary
User :   to keep mind healthy
Doctor :   You can get medical help if needed
Doctor :   yes daily execises will
User :   medical help?
Doctor :   boost brain power and relaxation
Doctor :   by releasing an chemical called endorphins
Doctor :   medical help means counselling only
User :   Oh i need to visit clinic
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   first you try some relaxation techniques
Doctor :   like stretching exercises yoga ,meditation
Doctor :   and develop a strong mental power
Doctor :   rest is very easy
Doctor :   as it is the mind that is to be set in normal path
User :   so you suggest yoga and meditation will be helpful
Doctor :   if you get that you will be ok
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   sure
User :   I do smoke
User :   do u think does this any effect
Doctor :   yes sure
Doctor :   do quit smoking for some time
User :   because of poor concentration I always lags in work
Doctor :   when you go with relaxation tech
Doctor :   ok i understand
Doctor :   Take a break from work
Doctor :   and have small vacation too if poz
Doctor :   that will rejuvenate your brain too
Doctor :   Enjoy relax an be cool
Doctor :   you will be perfectly alright
User :   yha that is fine doctor
Doctor :   ok
User :   does it help really in being presence of mind
Doctor :   Various techniques are used by individuals to improve their state of relaxation. Some of the methods are performed alone; some require the help of another person (often a trained professional); some involve movement, some focus on stillness; while other methods involve different elements.
User :   all the time
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   since you dont have any organic cause
Doctor :   it is purely psychological
Doctor :   Any way stop smoking
Doctor :   it do affects memory
Doctor :   by decreasing blood flow to vital areas
Doctor :   * Autogenic training
* Biofeedback
* Deep breathing
* Meditation
* Zen Yoga
* Progressive Muscle Relaxation
* Power-nap
* Pranayama
* Visualization
* Yoga Nidra
Doctor :   These are some of the relaxation tech that you can try
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   did you understand what i said?
Doctor :   are you there?
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
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