Spacing out is normal -- it happens during meetings, when we're reading, even driving. If you want to improve your concentration and learn to refocus your brain after it's taken its break, MSN and health site Prevention offer some tips.To prevent yourself from zoning out while driving, the article suggests tying a string on the steering wheel or placing a sticker on the dashboard -- some unusual visual clue to snap you out of your daydream.
When reading, if you find you've mindlessly read a few paragraphs, which is something readers do 20% of the time, try this:
Read them in reverse -- reordering small packets of information can sometimes change how much of it you absorb. It may feel odd at first, but the extra effort required will force your brain back
Practising mindfulness meditation is a longer-term solution.
Hit the full article below for more suggestions, and if you've got your own tried and true tricks for getting your brain back on track, we'd love to hear it in the comments.
10 Tricks to Reboot Your Brain [MSN Today]