Reduce Visual Distraction, Increase Focused Attention

Reduce Visual Distraction, Increase Focused Attention

Once you become stressed, and even before you experience being distracted, your eyes began scanning your environment for signs of danger, possible conflicts, and any potential attacks. This unconscious scanning has drawn essential resources away from parts of your brain which facilitate concentration and focus. Now you can address this with a simple three-minute activity, which has been reported to help clear away many of the visual distractions that have been unconsciously affecting your concentration.

So, to help you feel more peaceful and more focused I suggest that you make a C-shape with your thumb and two fingers… Make it approximately the same width as your mouth and place the c-shape under your collarbones on both sides of your sternum. Your other hand uses a c-shape with thumb and two fingers on both sides of your belly button /navel

Eye Level: Continue to rub on your chest and abdomen and slowly move your eyes from side to side scanning your environment at eye level.... Having scanned left and right three times you may have done enough to reassure your brain and body that you are safe. You are now aware of everything that you have not seen any real danger and there are no major threats apparent in your line of sight... Now your body begins to calm down and move resources into the areas of your brain that facilitate concentration and focus.

Eyebrow Level: Next Move your eyes up towards your eyebrows and form a rainbow shape from as far left and right as you can move your eyes up across your forehead and back over again three times. Continue to rub the points on your chest and abdomen as you move your eyes. Continue to do this three times or until you feel quite comfortable and quite safe within yourself.

Floor Level: Next scan at floor level to check that there is no danger at floor level. Scan slowly in a downward arc from side to side and down towards your chin in the centre while continuing to rub your chest and abdomen points.

As your brain and body become conscious of how safe you are, the fight or flight reflex is relaxed and resources move from the survival areas at the rear of your brain to the frontal and prefrontal lobes which facilitate concentration, focus, clear thinking and wise decision making.....areas where concentration, focused attention, a sense of self control, self-confidence, self-esteem and levels of competence that deliver the results you want in your business.

You may feel as though you thinking is now clearer and your brain feels re-energized. You may also feel the weight shift from your heels to toes as your body prepares to take you forward with certainty, energy, positivity, and the focused attention to work without visual distractions and embrace whatever challenges lie ahead. Thank you. Visit