Some of the games we play each day can be more interesting than others. The boring ones may burn through your attention span in minutes, making you extremely vulnerable to distractions. Some people get bored of playing the same games over and over again even in online multiplayer. How may times and you play the Uncharted 2 ice caves with your friend before you feel it’s receptive?
Switch it up, find a Gamer that has multiplayer and high pace action. Or go outside shoots some ball, Go to the gym, or hang with friends. Some people get tired of playing the same games over and over again even online. Or Make a deal with yourself: If you stay on task for a certain period of time, you earn a 10-minute break.
It’s hard to focus on killing a camper in Modern Warfare if you’re worrying about what errand you need to run or chores need to be done. Or maybe you’re still thinking about an argument you had the other day, that you’re fixated on. Nagging thoughts can be extremely distracting
Nagging Thoughts Hero
One way to keep nagging thoughts from buzzing around in your brain while you’re gaming is to write them down. Make a list of errands, chores, or other tasks you plan to complete later. Vent frustrations over an unpleasant confrontation in your journal. Once these thoughts are written down, you may be able to let them go for a while.
When you feel like you have too much on your plate, it can be hard to focus on individual missions. To make matters worse, stress takes a noticeable toll on the body. You may develop tight shoulders, headaches, or a racing heart, all of which can chip away at your ability to concentrate on your gaming.
Learn stress reduction techniques, such as meditation. This can help you rein in stressful thoughts, so they don’t demand so much of your attention. In one study, researchers found that people who took an eight-week meditation course improved their ability to focus. If you can’t find a meditation class locally, look for one online, you can basically find just about anything on the web now and days.
Fact the brain can’t focus without fuel, so skipping meals – especially breakfast – is a top concentration killer for Gamers. Research indicates short-term memory and attention suffers when you rise and shine but do not dine.
Keep hunger at bay and give your brain a steady source of fuel with these habits: Always eat breakfast. Eat high-protein snacks (cheese, nuts) Skip simple carbs (sweets, white pasta) and choose complex carbs (whole grains).
Fatigue can make it tough to concentrate while gaming, even when you have few distractions like some moron calling you a Noobtube users on your mic. Studies suggest too little sleep can sap your attention span and short-term memory. Causing you to forget some of the simplest things like cutting your gaming system off after you finish, which will add to that electric bill.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Instead of burning the midnight oil playing Black Ops all night, make sleep a priority. This will help you get more done during your waking hours. Also, pay attention to which times of day you feel most alert. Then, you’ll know when to schedule your most intense tasks such as gaming, working out, doing chores etc…
Credit to WebMD for giving me the idea.
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