5 Answers

  1. There is a ruler for this situation.

    Take a ruler, turn the scale down and attach it to the book. Move the ruler along the lines at such a speed that you can understand the meaning, but not read it. All your attention will be absorbed by the lines of text and will not be distracted by extraneous thoughts. At first it will be unusual, but then you get involved. Works with fiction, checked.

    I develop speed reading in this way, by the way. Books are read on time.

  2. If you are reading a serious book, that is, you are engaged in analytical reading, you need a notepad. Write out your main ideas, theses, and citations. The best way to keep in mind the moments recorded in the notebook, and thanks to them, additional information. If you look at your notebook later, you will be able to remember all the necessary details. And even if you are distracted, you will immediately remember everything when you look at your notebook.)

  3. Most likely, you're just not interested in reading this book if you're ready to get distracted by everything.

    Try to force yourself to imagine what you are reading, so that your mind is not clogged with something else

  4. There is a sort of mini way to turn on the brain. I very often encountered the same garbage. And he began to learn poetry. Especially Pushkin and Lermontov, and indeed all the veiled poets. To learn a verse, you need to understand it, understand each phrase and line very deeply, and then remember it again . This is how you train both short-term and long-term memory. You are probably not interested because you can't understand the meaning of deep, just plunge into all these words, no matter what could distract you. Try some more meditation.

  5. I wonder if you only encounter this problem while reading, or if this is when the problem becomes most relevant. If the latter, then this phenomenon has a name – as strange as it may sound – “restless mind”. The most effective solution to the problem will be physical practices, when your brain to some extent has to focus on something more significant – to track the internal sensation and rhythm of breathing when running, the work and relaxation of certain muscle groups during yoga… The fact is that everything related to the work of the brain requires practice in order to consolidate the necessary behavior model. Maybe you are simply not interested in reading this particular work… then it is more practical to develop a mechanism for focusing on what you like, and even with special exercises: after each logical conclusion in the narrative, try to retell the freshly read text in reverse and forward order. Very effective. In general, if you've never been a runner, try it out and see if you like it 😌 🙏 🏻

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