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Dec 3, 2015  •  2 min read

The Concentration Vortex

A few weeks ago we stumbled upon the so called Concentration Vortex which is a small exercise to help you gain immediate focus.

All you have to do is grab a piece of paper and write down a sentence like for example “I can concentrate hard”.
Repeat the sentence and try to write it just a little bit smaller than the sentence before. Continue to do that until you get to the smallest but still legible version you can make.

I tried it myself and here is my first result.

The Concentration Vortex

What I noticed is that I was still not in the zone and got challenged only towards the last three sentences.
I figured also that if the sentence is so short I can easily remember it and it becomes sort of an automated process where I am not actually thinking what I am doing.

So I made another experiment with a longer sentence.

The Concentration Vortex

This time it clearly worked better but I could again remember the sentence after a while and it was still kind of hard to focus for me due to all the things around me.

I decided to put Noisli on, in specific this Combo, and redid the experiment.
With Noisli in my ears I clearly cut myself out of everything around me, and I was able to fully concentrate on pen, paper and the sentence I had to write.

So I did a last experiment, but this time with a Lorem Ipsum dummy text, which made it more difficult to remember the sentence and to make sure my brain was active all the time in order to not misspell the words.

And yes, that worked absolutely greatly. Here is the result:

The Concentration Vortex

After my little experiments I would advise you to do this little exercise every time you feel your mind is wandering around and you can’t focus on something. Grab pen and paper and a random Lorem Ipsum sentence, put a Noisli Combo on, and start writing.

We would love to hear what you think about it and let us know if you have any tips on how to optimize this further :)
Write us an email at hello [at] noisli [dot] com – subject “The Concentration Vortex”

– Your Noisli Team

Sabine Co-founder at Noisli

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