Adult College Experience

Sharpening Your Concentration and Focus

Study Skills Poster Project

Sharpening Your Concentration and Focus

Now this is a familiar subject to everyone because at some time in this life we have all had to keep our minds on what we were/are doing or what someone around us may be doing either for the good or not so good. As children growing up we were made aware of our teaching environment and even decided at a young age that when we got old enough we would do whatever we wanted and not have to be told by anyone, parents, and teachers mainly, what we could or could not do. But little did we realize that at those growing-up stages in life we were constantly developing, our minds were able as children to comprehend and we begin to be influenced by our surroundings, mostly in school. There we begin to form friendships, and relationships with others, our friends(as we were so quick to say growing up), their families, and even the teachers.

As we moved on from grammer school into jr. high, then high school, and in some cases even college, which is where we are now, even though some of us have families of our own, we are still students, and with the busyness of families, jobs, school, it is at times very challenging to remain focused. I know for me when I do get that quiet moment, I tend to drift either to sleep or to a zone that is all mine-no visitors allowed, but we must remain alert in school. That is one reason I chose this topic (Sharpening Your Concentration and Focus) because it is a challenge for me. After a long day at work, feeding the family or just spending some time to do the parenting thing, it is not easy to concentrate on school lessons however with that grit that is within us, we realize that to quit now would put us right back to square one, getting started again. Not that anything is wrong with starting again, but if we stick to what we start the first time, we won't have to start again, we just need to go that extra step, apply that extra effort, and keep the end in mind - That Degree - it is 'do able'. It is time to be self-motivated, to get what you deserve and have worked and invested so much time into, make it a priority to set goals and look at them daily, plan your day and time do not just allow any and everything to pop up and change your schedule all around, take time to write down the events of the day from the time you wake up, notate everything for a couple of days and then upon review, you eliminate or add what you choose, you will have to take control of your time, because you have a degree to get.