Students and those whose occupation requires steady brainwork often find that their anxiety shows itself primarily in lack of concentration. They complain of an inability to study or to give full attention to the problem at hand. This of course is a common symptom at examination time. The student sits gazing at his text without reading, or alternatively he reads the same paragraph time after time without fully comprehending what it is all about. In addition to taking the general measures for the relief of anxiety which I will describe, the student can lead himself to greater self-discipline by setting himself a limited daily programme of study which he must always complete. If he starts with a daily schedule within his capacity, he will find that he can steadily increase the amount of work he can handle as his ability to relax increases. With these aids and the reduction of anxiety by the relaxing mental exercises, the ability to concentrate usually soon returns.
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