Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Students, Professionals, It's Time to Refocus

It's almost Thanksgiving break for many students and probably some of you professionals out there too who plan on taking off some time for the holiday. But for many, that probably means you have term papers and final exams coming up, about which you may be quite stressed. We all know, being on "break" doesn't make focusing on these things any easier, but sometimes you really need to get some work done and get caught up.

So, how can you refocus your mind when your thoughts run astray? Here's an except from REALSIMPLE:

"This mental exercise improves focus by challenging your brainpower. Take a piece of paper and two pens and sit at a table. Draw a circle with one hand and, at the same time, draw two squares with the other while tracing a circle on the floor with one foot. Not so easy, but are you feeling more focused?"

If that doesn't work for you, there are more recommendations in the REALSIMPLE article, which was featured here on CNN this week.

What strategies do you use to help you get focused when those big semester projects are coming up? Leave your comments, and I might just feature them all in an upcoming blog post!

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