One of my faults (and you thought I had none? I know, surprising, isn’t it?), along with procrastination, is a complete lack of concentration. Reading, writing, thinking, watching TV; my mind just wanders off and I start thinking about what I’m going to make for dinner, work, the weekend, anything except concentrate on what I’m doing. Sit next to me watching the TV and ask me something about what just happened, and although it’ll look like I’m staring goggle-eyed at the goggle-box, I’ll likely say “um… oh, I didn’t see … sorry” like a complete fuckwit.
This afternoon, I thought I’d start going through the BRB to get a feel for it, as A215 starts for real in a bit over a week. Eek. Not one word went in without re-reading each paragraph about 20 times. It’s not that it’s hard to understand or written in long words, it’s just me. Admittedly, I wasn’t helped by having one ear listening out for a potential house purchaser to come round to view the house but it’s not just today, it’s every day. A215 is looming and how will I learn anything if I can’t absorb anything?
Anyone got any techniques or books on concentration they can recommend?