11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention

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You’ll never get big muscles from sitting on the couch all day, and you’ll never develop amazing powers of concentration from exclusively reading Buzzfeed and watching Tosh.O. Your mind muscles, just like your physical muscles, need resistance; they need challenges that stretch their limits and in so doing, grow their focus fibers. Below we outline exercises that will beef up your focus so that you can start lifting heavier and heavier cognitive loads.

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1. Increase the strength of your focus gradually

2. Create a distraction to-do list

3. Build your willpower 

4. Meditate

5. Practice mindfulness throughout the day 

6. Exercise (your body)

7. Memorize stuff

8. Read long stuff slowly. Fight the TL;DR culture

9. Stay curious

10. Practice attentive listening

11. Perform concentration exercises.