You are in a class or meeting, the presenter says a few words that go to your brain and you cannot concentrate on what he is saying; it is as if the words are in another language. Finally he says "do you have any questions?" Where to start? We will teach you to get out of this mess by learning how to pay attention when you are totally confused by what is going on.
Step 1. Ask questions
If you are curious, you can ask questions. In this way, it will not only prove to be useful for you, but you will also help other people who were surely as confused as you. You can start by considering five types of questions: What, when, where, why, or how? and who?.
Method 1 of 4: Concentration is an Altered State
Step 1. Keep your eye on the ball or the road, the speaker's job, the subject at school or whatever, whether it's the game or the sales; do not observe
Concentrate like an athlete who cannot make mistakes, you have to be in an altered state of consciousness or "altered state of the subconscious" or "altered state of mind", which are synonymous phrases. This state can be associated with the creativity, artistic endeavors, or imagination of an inspired engineer. You have to have a state of creative effort in your area of study or work. You have to be on the edge of your seat, leaning towards the speaker, you have to be ready to learn and provide input.
Understand every piece of the puzzle and every phrase, understand every phrase and sentence, and finally put it all together. The goal is to understand the big picture, see the big picture by finding and applying the parts of that big picture in your life, your studies, and your short and long term goals
Step 2. Agree positively
Nod your head and say "yes" during dictation and class discussions or when listening, reading and understand Small topics that will be part of a course, so make an effort to understand every detail. Of course, it is important to have a wide view to see how these small topics are part of a larger topic and to understand them and not learn them by heart. The goal is to understand and not memorize nonsense topics, which has to be the way they look when you don't have a better understanding.
Step 3. Develop a topic piece by piece so that you understand the big picture just like completing a puzzle
Remember that concepts must be understood, but rules, axioms, postulates, identities, concepts, history and definitions must be memorized so that they are mastered, applied and manipulated in mathematics, science, history, foreign languages, spelling, grammar, etc.
Step 4. Decide to decipher it in parts and then proceed through the maze
Many things like 1,000-piece puzzles are not solved with a snap of the fingers. A subject that has to be learned is like a big new puzzle, but it is based on what you have done before, what you have learned, and what you already know. This is the reason why there are fundamentals that say you should never forget and stop reviewing what you have learned as you continue with an apprenticeship. In this way, you will begin to put all the ideas together, understand the big picture, and solve the puzzle.
Step 5. Get in the habit of putting time and mind into meeting your expectations that you will actively think, listen, and read with all your concentration the way an athlete concentrates on dangerous movements
Every move a snowboarder or skier makes is risky and laborious. Athletes are always on edge because they know what other people are doing. Therefore, you have to be at a higher level in your profession, art, study, teaching and business. You have to raise your level.
Step 6. Be interested
Avoid getting bored, don't study the cracks in the floor or door patterns, or analyze the speaker's accent. This is known as "entertaining," which is a form of dissociation.
Some people use minor forms of "entertaining themselves" as a strategy to cope with stress and avoid becoming overwhelmed. However, they are not entertained when they have to listen and attend to other people. If you don't have the ability to focus on a certain level, you could go berserk from emotional or sensory overload
Step 7. Pay close attention to the person who is speaking
Keep your eye on the "ball" in sports or keep up with what people do in a competitive activity or competitive business. Which is translated as listening to the teacher and the students participating in the class.
Step 8. Smile or thumb your thumb when you understand a step when reading, listening to, or understanding an answer to a question
Find the meaning of things and be happy when you understand.
Step 9. Say affirmations such as "yes
"," That's right! "," That's the idea! "," Way to go! "And" Brilliant idea!"
Method 2 of 4: Be a Little Fanatic
Step 1. Participate in the meeting, activity, class discussion, small group, written assignment or on the board, as you can go to the board and try to solve a problem
Get involved and step in.
Step 2. Be pleasant when working with the manager or teacher, contributing to discussions with co-workers or students who come up with solutions (the ones they post on the board), and helping to provide ideas or demonstrate how it was achieved or was achieved. get an answer
Similarly, you have to be positive and involved by smiling and nodding your head saying "yes", "okay, I agree!", Which keeps you alert and involved in what you do.
Step 3. Get involved with the topic as if it were yours. Do not resist! Try to recite the main ideas in your mind when there is a break or a pause in your presentation or during a training session. However, do not break the illusion of what you do. This is because people can feel like they live in a bubble that they don't want to get out of. That is, they concentrate and feel protected by being separated from the rest of the world. This helps them feel relaxed and very focused. Therefore, it is necessary that you dedicate your memory to the subject and understand it in context. Make it part of you, not just the facts, but the drama, the structure, the essence, and the way each concept is part of the bigger picture.
Step 4. Be punctual, present everything in good time, and do your homework in your area of expertise or at school
Get help clarifying ideas or technical issues if you need it. Perhaps you have a friend in the same class who will study a topic for a presentation on it or for a test, a difficult assignment, or other homework and who can study it with you. Make a friend! Put it on your side. Be like an artist or athlete who is focused. You can find space for that special activity at a time when you are working so that you finish before the presentation or delivery date. Polish your report or creative text.
Method 3 of 4: Check Featured Information
Step 1. Read descriptions, page notes, subtopics when reading a chapter or financial report, check bold or italicized words, citations, etc
You can spot the points and visions through the material to see how a certain conclusion was reached.
Step 2. Take short breaks when reading or studying, try to get up when viewing the material, and change positions
Try to be in a state of mind control or self-hypnosis. Similarly, you can use meditation and prayers.
Step 3. Underline or highlight important issues
Draw dots next to the things you have to think about and check marks for the things you have understood, etc. These types of disciplines that are closely connected with visualization and imagination allow the mind to absorb the subjects and consume the nerves. So try to relax a bit.
Method 4 of 4: Analyze the technical issues
Step 1. Pay attention to technical and analytical issues
Relax your muscles and your mind from time to time, don't be so stiff. Stay focused and engaged on the subject.
Step 2. Make notes
Study the company's products and know the subject perfectly. Learn to abbreviate long words. Also, when you take notes you force yourself to focus.
Step 3. Develop an avid interest in the topic by trying to really listen and understand each sentence in the material
In this way, you will be more alert, more active and more sensible. You can pay attention even if you are a little confused. This is because confusion can be cleared up by understanding each sentence and each paragraph.
Step 4. Make sure you know and understand your duties and goals, as well as how to do your job as a unique individual with unique needs and training
Obviously, a person must or has to take responsibility for their own success at work or their learning experiences according to their own way of achieving them.
Step 5. Do the things that work for you as a strategy
Learning styles come from the perspective that you, as a person, uniquely respond to the world in your own way. As a result, this offers a perspective-like experience to learn (your practical needs versus theory courses). This is called an "experimental learning model."
Consider withdrawing from a college course and trying again next semester if you need an opportunity to refocus (study and clarify). For example, when you don't think your qualifications are sufficient for your goals, such as being on the dean's honor roll.
- Give yourself a chance to come back with some knowledge learned from this kind of "introductory course" that you dropped out of to start over.
- Study terminology and concepts as long as you have withdrawn from the course so that you are ready to take it again.
- As you try to learn your way, it does not help to answer the "wrong questions" (the ones you misunderstood) or to use a procedure that was for yesterday's duty (that was due to be turned in) and is not of today's concept. So stay connected to the reality of always changing goals and future plans.
- The "dumb questions" are what no questions, but you need to have an answer to them; also nobody asked them.
- Not accepting the teacher, the subject, the homework or the concepts means that you have a "mental block" and a probable confusion or abandonment. Therefore, it is more difficult to pay attention or understand. You can't possibly be motivated when you're not involved, so do it.
Be bold. Never be afraid to "ask a lot of questions."
Be polite and ask! Go ahead and if you let the criticism stop you, then you can flop into your seat and stick with the grade you have in class and your negative mood.
- Do not accept anything that is below your highest level in the competition. Don't drift or stay in your seat. Make sure you are making progress by understanding and making the effort to learn.