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How do you focus better in school with your mind racing?

Updated Manchester, Maine

I usually test well, but I often times can't concentrate, and I don't want that to hurt me when I start college. It's not always things around me, but just my thoughts distracting me. If I'm feeling really inspired it can help me work faster. But I'm not quite sure what to do in the heat of the moment to, say, snap back into reality when I'm trying to focus on something, whether it be writing an essay or watching a teacher. Maybe meditating more could help me in the long run? Do you guys have any tips?

#focus #concentrating #relaxing #time-management #college

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Joel’s Answer


Hello Tasha,

I definitely know the feeling you are going through with having college seem like it can be a daunting task. I graduated college back in 2013 and still continuing my education through Verizon and I have a hard time also focusing sometimes during my online classes. What I try to do is take an assessment to find how I learn effectively in which I use those tools to make sure I take really good notes as well as being able to making sure you get enough rest and are eating healthy to keep your body energized. I wish you the best of luck in your college adventure.

Rayvin’s Answer


Making lists and prioritizing your tasks is a great way to stay organized! Keeping a journal and making sure you’re completing and crossing out one thing before moving on to the other is the key to staying focused on the important things so that you don’t have to worry or stress.

Tasha’s Answer



That is a great question. As a teacher I would suggest that you remove any distractions that are preventing you from focusing while you are in class. Take notes and partipate in group discussion to get your focus on the subject at hand. If you are studying you need to find what works for you. Some people like listening to music, Some people like to draw or doodle. I teach a concept called mind mapping where you write or draw out your problem or subject and build off it .