Get your brain to focus through sports!
Being able to focus is not just the ability to concentrate on a single task without being distracted, but also comprises of several different elements that must be effectively managed. Research shows that individuals who can sustain their attention for long periods of time perform better in all sorts of cognitive challenges than those who cannot.
But let us also be very clear that you will never develop amazing powers of concentration just by reading Buzzfeed and watching Ted Talks. Your mind muscles, just like your physical muscles, need exercise. They need challenges that stretch their limits and help them grow.
Below are a few sports that are extremely effective in improving your concentration:
Yoga tops the list when it comes to sports that help develop your concentration to the maximum. There is no doubt that it helps in muscle building improving flexibility etc. In addition, it exercises the mind. It helps you clear your mind, focus better and interrupt the flow of incessant thoughts. With time, practising yoga will have a more than beneficial effect on your daily concentration.
2. Archery and Darts
Archery is a game of pure focus and techniques. It is a target sport that requires high levels of concentration. This high level of concentration also gives rise to and develops many other emotions and skills such as patience and motivation. To start off, you could begin with just the darts without the bow.
How does a Tour player keep their focus sharp until the final putt drops on the 18th green? Undoubtedly it's challenging. But there is no other game like golf that would demand you to improve your focus and concentration in the game in order to enhance your mastery. By keeping your physical posture right and your mind focussed at the same time for the game you are sure to develop your ability to concentrate!
Tennis is one of the most difficult exercises for the brain! It requires you to strike a balance between your form, your opponents game tactics, your feelings and frustrations and yet concentrate on the ball coming towards you! Phew seems like a very challenging task. Yes, it is. But the continuous practice of the game will show you how your ability to focus has improved drastically. No better way to put your concentration to test!
Anyone looking to maximise their productivity, achieve goals, and advance their career must learn how to focus their attention and eliminate distractions. Distractions in our modern day work environments are bound to happen. Learning to direct your attention amongst the endless chatter in our lives is crucial to success.
So which sport are you going to start practising today to sharpen your focus? Reach out to us if you need guidance for the same!