15 Ways to Improve Motivation & Concentration

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15 Ways to Improve Motivation & Concentration

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Motivation & Concentration at the Keys to Obtain Success.

Are you a college student is finding it hard to study?  Are you self-employed?  Maybe you are an entrepreneur and are you finding it hard to stay motivated and full of concentration.  I know how hard it can be focus and concentrate on your work. I don’t know about you, but I tend to get easily distracted and then I forget something important that I needed to do.  If this is you as well and I suspect it is for many of my readers, try following these simple tips for self motivation.

  1. Make certain you have a good environment to work in. Check lighting, noise, comfort of furniture and other important things like height of computer. Test it out in three or four places to determine which spot works best for you.
  2. Check to see you have everything you need to include resources such as notebooks and pens you need before you begin working or studying.  I know many of us  have different paths we are pursuing so whatever your journey is, make sure you have everything.
  3. Choose a regular time to work each day so that you set a pattern for yourself. This is something I am still working. I have to take into account, for example, sleeping schedules of other family members and find an office space where I can late into the night.  If you have roommates this too can be a challenge I know.
  4. Have a special notepad for jotting down extraneous thoughts that enter you mind while you are working.  You might be a parent and need to remember to go pick up junior from school. This will help create a balance in your life so you are not spending too much time with unimportant things that can wait.
  5. Use a symbol for working on your studies or work. Choose an item, like a hat, that you put on when, and only when, you are working or an item that you place on your desk as a reminder that it is time to crack down.
  6. Make sure to relax your body before working. This is one in which I am still working on.
  7. Give yourself a reason to work such as an image that will motivate you.   If you are a single mother for instance, you may have a goal in mind that involves providing for your family.  I am a single mom and therefore, I understand the need to work from home to be there for my children.   Click to learn more about working from home for single mothers.
  8. Do some alternate nostril breathing before you begin work.
  9. Imagine that your brain is filled with the subject that you are going to work and that there is no room for anything else. See that the focus on your mind is blocked from that subject.
  10. Take two minutes before reading or studying your notes to jot down everything you expect to come up in the text that you are about to read. This will help you when you are reading other articles. You will be able to pick up patterns easier.  This will help you in the learning process.
  11. Break assignments or tasks into small step-by-step pieces. This helps me if I know I have a big project in front of me which will require much time. This happened to be me recently when there was a massive problem with one of my websites and I was not sure how to tackle the problem and I knew it required researched, I broke it down into smaller sub-tasks.
  12. Analyze your work ethics to make sure that your problem is one of concentration and not making excuses for not getting on the computer today.  We all have things that we would rather be doing, but there is a time for work and there is a time for play.
  13. Develop a “contract” for a things that you might be putting off.  For example, “For every 10 articles or pages I read within my niche, I can listen to music for 10 minutes”, or “If I don’t read 10 blogs within my niche, I must wear mismatched socks tomorrow”.  I know, it sounds goofy, but you get the idea.
  14. If you are having problems figuring out a problem, never underestimate the power of your trusted friends and communities you are associated with. There are so many people who will go out of their way to help you if you know where to find them.  For example, I belong to two different communities in which I reach out to help with – Wealthy Affiliate and Internet Business Owners Toolbox (IBOT).
  15. My last one is always be approachable and social-able to your fellow classmates or colleagues. You can squeeze in sometime to exchange ideas with other members of your respective community, because hearing what others are thinking will spark ideas.

Doing all of these suggestions will help you Get the Lifestyle You Deserve.


I know there are many other ideas out there and I would love to hear them.  Please leave them in the comments below, so we can all benefit from your ideas and knowledge. Thank you for reading my post today.  I hope you found it helpful.


Steph Hill

Greetings! It is a pleasure to meet you. My name is Stephanie and the aim of this website is to help newcomers to the field of internet marketing by providing free easy-to-follow tutorials, product reviews and resources. I hope you find the information useful and down-to-earth. My background is in librarianship, technical writing, special education, software training and web design. Please leave a comment with your questions and I will be happy to answer them.

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9 thoughts on “15 Ways to Improve Motivation & Concentration

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  3. Hi Steph

    I have found your article to be extremely useful for me. As I am just starting out in a new business venture coupled with a large learning cycle at WA you are a blessing in disguise.

    I particularly like your idea about wearing a hat or having something significant on your desk, great inspirational ideas.

    Thanks for the informative read.


    1. Hi Ethan:

      Thank you for spending sometime here at my website. As a new business owner as yourself, I have tried to make this a user-friendly website with lots of resources, product reviews, tutorials and more.

      I too like the idea of using a symbol such as a hat to symbolize it is time to work. It is like a mental reminder to you. I am glad you liked it as much as I did.

      Have a terrific day and hope to see you again soon.

      Sincerely ~ Steph

  4. Thank you for the ways to improve concentration. I’ve read the first tip (good environment) from so many places now that couple of weeks ago I decided to totally clean my room. I put off all the things that I don’t need daily. And all the clothes in to my closet. It feels good to have a clean environment. Still I need to improve a bit in that but I’m in a great way of having it :).

    11 and 13 are also very interesting. Having small steps makes the whole task easier. I will probably try that “contract” trick. Writing down the things on the paper usually helps a lot.


    1. Hi Roope:

      Thank you for visiting my website again and leaving another very kind comment. Good luck on getting your space cleaned. I think having a clean tidy office space is essential for business owners.

      Absolutely – having broken tasks down into baby steps is a great way to tackle things in small pieces. It makes the larger task seem more manageable when you do this.

      The “contract” is also good if you are the kind of person who will stick to it and who needs to hold himself accountable for something. Many of us are. I am too to a certain degree.

      Thank you again Roope for visiting and we will see you again soon I hope.

      Sincerely ~ Steph

  5. Hi Steph,

    Some great tips here, I particularly like the ‘contract’ for unfinished tasks.
    I also would recommend taking regular breaks to clear your head and stimulate your brain and nervous system so you can think better.

    Thanks again Steph,

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