Concentration is one of the main processes in which we can knowingly try to control our minds. Attention is a cognitive function in which preferences to spend energy on particular tasks are determined by an individual’s interests and attitudes. Any new experience changes the internal reflection of the world used by the brain to make decisions. Hence, we should first analyze external information, filter out what is unnecessary and give access to our brain only such elements which will be relevant to our view of life in order to avoid wasting energy and time as well as the lumbering of the brain. We can’t alter the flow external information that comes by our way, but we can control and change our perception of them by using our focused attention. This skill will allow us to save our energy and resource, helping our brain to develop in a more desired direction.
Svetlana Stroganova, Nikolai Shmelev