How can I increase my concentration and work for a long time in any work? At the same time how can I make my work joyful?
—S. Chowdhury, United States
Dear S. Chowdhury,
According to the yogic teachings, energy and concentration are essential keys to success.
Paramhansa Yogananda created the Energization Exercises to recharge body, mind and soul. You can learn these exercises here.
To focus your mind, do one thing at a time, while keeping your body and mind relaxed. Daily practice of meditation is essential to develop relaxation and concentration. You can learn to meditate here.
Make sure your choice of work is the right one for you, then use all the force of your will power to accomplish your object, always keeping your mind on God, the source of all power.
Work with willingness and enthusiasm, focusing your energy on the task, without being attached to the results.
It will be best if you start each day with practicing the Energization Exercises and meditating afterwards.
Then do your work with an attitude of willingness and joy. During the day, you can energize again, if needed.
At the end of the day, practice the Energization Exercises, followed by meditation.
Do these practices for two weeks, and see if your level of energy and concentration have increased.
I recommend that you read Paramhansa Yogananda’s book: How To Be A Success.