You think you figured out what is keeping you from focusing on work or school studies and you have dealt with it. You found that nice quiet place to do your work or you have figured out how to control the things around you to the point where you can focus. You have also learned to stop doing things like procrastinating and have learned to control stress and anxiety.

However, after everything you have done to get your mind to focus you are still having problems with your mind swimming with all kinds of thoughts. It does not matter how hard you try, if fact the more you try to concentrate on what you are doing the more you find that you cannot focus. Therefore, you find yourself looking through the widow or deep in thought while your project still needs to be finished.

Most of the time it is because we have not properly thought of the ultimate goal that keeps us from concentrating. If you do not know what it is that you want or need to do it can be a little tough to get started right? I mean, you can't take a successful road trip if you do not know which direction you want to go in or at least where you want to go.

So now is the time to sit down and set your goals, decide where it is you want to go and what it is that you want to do. If you find that your goal is a little hard to reach, just break it down into smaller goals that do not seem so overwhelming. You have to have a plan in order to get anywhere in life; even the smallest tasks need to have a plan of completion.

Having a plan can help you to easily overcome the overwhelmed feeling you have, which in turn will help you concentrate on the task at hand. The thing is, you know what it is that you want, you know how to get what it is that you want and you know how to get to that point. If you follow the plan you will get to the place you need to be in order to get what it is that you are looking for.

Now you have all that figured out. You have your goals set and you have you plan all planned out but wait, your assignment still has to be done and your thoughts are still scattered. You are still finding it hard to focus on the task at hand and getting it all your thoughts in order. If you still find you head swimming with thoughts it may be best to write all them down.

You can even try keeping a journal, this can help you decide what it is that you are really focusing on and then learn how to direct that focus where you need it to be. It would be really nice if we could all focus with the sharpness of a laser on the task at hand but unfortunately, it is unlikely that anyone can be as sharply focused as a laser.

When you are trying to focus on the project at hand and all other thoughts seem to be disabling us from doing so it is time to relax and find yourself in the Alpha State of mind where the mind is most creative. There are many things that we need to learn in order to keep our minds focused on the things that we need it to focus on.

We need to learn to block thoughts that are unwanted, keep our minds from being overwhelmed, make our attention spans longer, switch from one certain project to another and keep our minds from wondering around to other things.

Author's Bio: 

Throughout a career in engineering and project management with a family then afterward as an author working from home, a laser focus, concentration and optimizing, prioritizing schedule has been critical for his success.

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