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  • Are you dealing with low concentration while reading a book? And do you zone out from time to time?

  • Then I have 7 tips for you that will help you increase your focus while reading, and preventing you from zoning out as often.

  • Because let's be honest, it happens to the best of us.

  • But we can try (to) minimize how often it happens and try (to) keep distractions away when we need to get some reading done.

  • Tip number 1: Find the right environment.

  • Before you do anything, grab your book and find a place to read.

  • I know your first thought might be your bed or a place that's comfortable.

  • But listen, the last place you want to settle down to read a book is in your bed or in a nice chair where your body is associating these places with relaxing and snoozing.

  • Instead, you want to find a place that is new and isn't too comfortable.

  • Some places I like to use is just at the kitchen table if it's quiet, or at the library, or outside if the weather allows it.

  • The key note here is to find a place where (that) it's (is) not associating (associated) with sleeping or relaxing.

  • Tip number 2: Eliminating distractions.

  • If you are like the majority of people that find yourself easily distracted because of the digital age, then you need to figure out which distractions can be eliminated.

  • There will always be distractions that is (are) out of your control, but we will be focusing on the distractions that are in your control.

  • First off, and this should be a no-brainer, put your phone on silence and put it away.

  • If you have the urge to check your email or Facebook while reading, then turn the computer off as well.

  • If you're in a place where other people might be bothering you or disturb you, then you may want to find another place to read.

  • Tip number three: Listen to music while reading.

  • Have you ever tried listening to music while reading?

  • It's a great way to help you concentrate on a task, especially reading, though it has to be noted that it depends what music you're listening to.

  • Make sure you're listening to music that is instrumental only, which means without lyrics.

  • I usually listen to classical music on a playlist on Spotify when I want to concentrate on reading or making these videos, for example.

  • Tip number four: Taking notes to stay engaged.

  • So, as you read, underline or highlight important information, make a circle around character names anytime they come up, write down questions on a notepad, etc.

  • You can either write on a notepad or write directly on (in) the book; It's really up to you.

  • You can also use those little sticky notes and put those in.

  • The key point here is to adopting (adopt) the habit of taking notes while reading a book because it's a great way to stay engaged, focused, and on the plus side, you will increase your retention of the book.

  • Tip number five: Read what you're interested in.

  • I know this sounds like a no-brainer because it is, but yet I see so many people choose books because others say they are great.

  • It doesn't matter what other people say.

  • You should read what you want to read.

  • Or of course, we're all going to be faced with reading material we don't enjoy.

  • The trick here is to pretend you love it.

  • Visualize you're reading that book and how awesome it's gonna be to read it.

  • Fake it till you make it pretty much, because the thing is, the book isn't gonna change, so we have to look inwards and that means your attitude has to change instead.

  • The book is already written but your attitude towards it isn't.

  • So, do what you have to do to manipulate your mind into thinking you love the book.

  • Tip number six: Exercise.

  • There are tons of studies that shows (show) the benefits of doing exercise increase focus.

  • Even going for a 10-minute walk in the woods or doing some push-ups before you sit down to read; it has to do with the brain chemicals that we release during exercise.

  • Tip number seven: If you have read for an hour or more, then you should definitely consider taking a break in between.

  • It can even be a quick one minute if you want that.

  • Taking time to collect your thoughts is very beneficial.

  • You can use the break to take notes if you want or just simply look away from the page.

  • But once you start reading again, you'll feel refreshed because it feels like you just started reading again.

  • If you try reading in a 10-to-15-minute intervals with a quick break in between, you'll notice a higher level of focus and concentration than if you just try to reading (read) for an hour straight with no breaks.

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  • All right, I'll see you next time and stay awesome.

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  • And as you can see from this video, some guy asked a question and it (he) got this question answered, and you could be the next one if that's what you want.

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  • All right, it's time for me to go. I'll see you next time. Stay awesome.

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