Posts Tagged ‘Attention’

How to Trick Your Mind Into Paying Attention in Class

You’re sitting in class, your dinosaur-aged professor is rambling on about the periodic table of elements, and you’re about to fade into dreamland.  Instead of letting yourself slowly slip away, you can  – almost subconsciously — trick yourself into staying alert and not miss out on important lecture material. This won’t apply to every class, ...

How to Improve Your Attention Span and Work Smarter

It’s a crazy and distracting world out there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t tune it all out. It’s hard to follow along in a three-hour lecture, and even harder to focus on boring reading assignments or uninteresting work. Make improving your attention span your goal for 2014 with these simple tips. Related: 50 Productivity ...

7 Ways to Become a Better Listener

Many of us are great listeners; we naturally hang on every word and we contribute encouragement and critical thinking to stories, conversations, and class discussions. But, the large majority of us fail at listening, especially when we’re not very interested in the subject matter. Here are tips to follow in order to become a better ...