Fortunately, focus is a lot like a mental muscle. The more you work on building it up, the stronger it gets. 

Exercising is a natural way to loosen up and let go of stress. You can also make new friends who can be there for you as a support system. When you feel under pressure or stressed, head to the gym to talk and play it out. But everyone needs to recover sometimes as a part of a process of improvements.  

Even though the recovery is important, another thing that has a huge role in succeeding is a state of mind. In order to strengthen that aspect, you should work on your mental focus. 

The ability to concentrate on something in your environment and direct mental effort toward it is critical for learning new things, achieving goals, and performing well across a wide variety of situations. Whether you are trying to finish a report at work or competing in a marathon, your ability to focus can mean the difference between success and failure.  

Improving your mental focus is achievable, but that does not mean that it is necessarily quick and easy. If it was simple, then we would all have the razor-sharp concentration of an elite athlete. It will take some real effort on your part and you may have to make some major changes to some of your daily habits.  

Before you start working toward improving your mental focus, you might want to begin by assessing just how strong your mental focus is at the moment. If you find it easy to stay alert or set goals and stick to them, you probably already have fairly good concentration skills, but you could be even stronger with a little practice. On the other hand, if you can’t tune out distractions and lose track of your progress, then you might need to work on your mental focus quite a bit. It might take some time but practicing some good habits and being mindful of your distractibility can help. 

Not all distractions come from outside sources. Exhaustion, worry, anxiety, poor motivation, and other internal disturbances can be particularly difficult to avoid especially if you are an athlete.  

Recent research has shown the positive impact deep breathing has on our bodies’ ability to deal with stress. Breathing correctly means supplying our bodies with the right amount of oxygen and replenishing the brain and other vital organs with essential nutrients. Our cardiopulmonary system plays a major role in moving those nutrients around—which means it’s the highway transporting all the toxins in our systems, too. Breathing, in other words, can help us control the traffic, keeping the good stuff moving while clearing the rubbish off the road. We each take about 20,000 breaths a day. The average human respiratory rate is 30 to 60 breaths per minute at birth, decreasing to 12 to 20 breaths per minute as adults. 

The right way of breathing can have a huge impact on your performance and state of mind. Our breathing programs will allow you to upgrade your mental focus, reduce stress levels or even shorten your recovery time.