Do you even recall a period when you had a sustained attention span that lasted more than a few minutes? Was there a time when you could glide through work without being sidetracked, and take hours to do something that would now take you days to complete? Realistically, you probably recall a period when things were like that - but it was most likely before cellphones were developed and before Facebook was created. To put it another way, it's been a while. The purpose of this document is to assist you in this process. The capacity to focus may be improved by the use of a few basic concepts and simple methods. This will also help you to be more creative as a result. This set of notes will explain why setting an hourly alarm may be beneficial for your concentration, how daydreaming might aid in planning, and what scatterfocus is.