Keeping your concentration intact when you start writing a practical book is not easy. Today, for most of us, concentration has become a luxury. We have to move quickly from one thing to another. But writing requires patience. If you're having trouble getting to work and staying there, here are some recipes that will work for you.

Set a time limit

As a trainer I know that few trainees are able to concentrate more than an hour and a half in a row. Beyond that, the mind is tired and tries to escape. The work becomes unproductive. Take it into account and set a time limit. An hour and a half if you can, or choose time that works better for you. You can start with thirty minutes and gradually increase your writing time. Motivation and concentration increase if you know that you have little time to go to basics. To deal with time constraints, you may need help from third parties; I usually get help from

Remove distractions

If you can't help but check your emails, SMS, or Facebook page all day long, you will probably find it hard to focus on your text. One solution: cut everything! No internet, TV or radio in the background, phone while you're writing your book. Be firm and resist the temptation, you will reconnect as soon as you have finished your paragraph or your page!

Create a ritual

You will concentrate better and faster if you give yourself regular appointments, without thinking of questioning them. Making decision to write a practical guide is good but your project will only progress if you block time to work on it every day. Do not wait to have the brightest inspiration, this will never happen and you know it! For example, decide once and for all to write 30 minutes every morning from 8am to 8.30am and think no more. In a few moments, this appointment will become a ritual and your concentration will be on top as long as you sit at your desk as you planned every day. I only write when I have inspiration. Fortunately, I have inspiration at 9 o'clock every morning.

Note the unfortunate thoughts on a paper

An unfortunate thought is a thought that, while not related to the work you are trying to focus on, constantly arises and upsets you. Typically, this is something important that you need to do and that you are afraid to forget (make an appointment with the doctor, post a letter and call a client).Your mind goes into "reminder" mode and sends you the message in a loop. This can be extremely disturbing. There are two ways to stop these unfortunate thoughts. The first is to act immediately, but this is not the time since you are working on your practical book. The second is to have a paper at hand where you can note this thought. This technique "reassures" your mind. It recognizes the fact that you have taken into account the reminder and stops bothering you.

Use a background noise that boosts creativity

You probably know the pleasure that one feels staying at home warm in his bed; you hear the sound of the rain falling down at the window. Some sounds are calm, others favor concentration. If you are like Mozart, do not hesitate: laboratory experiments have shown that his music makes him smarter. There are also tools that allow you to immerse yourself in the atmosphere that promotes concentration. Click on "productivity" and select the sound that suits you best between the sound of wind, rain, leaves or even coffee and train!

Good writing!

And what method do you use to boost your concentration when writing? I call it "the method of running water!". Free your creativity for as long as it stays in the right way.

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