11 easy ways to boost your concentration

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Lengthen your attention span.

If you're struggling to complete a project report without daydreaming about lunch or to make it through a 500-word news article without checking your email, you're hardly alone.

According to one Microsoft report, the average human attention span was 12 seconds in the year 2000 - but it decreased to eight seconds by 2013. That's one second shorter than a goldfish's.Advertisement

To help you improve your ability to concentrate for extended periods of time, we consulted the Quora thread, "How can I increase my focus?" and highlighted the best advice.