The demanding work pressure in the office and daily stress often kills a person’s concentration level. All of us have trouble focusing sometimes. We are living with a condition that makes it more difficult to focus from time to time; today’s world is full of distractions. Concentrate, experts suggest that first need to identify what’s derailing you.
Here are some common concentration killers and what you can do to manage distractions:
- Multitasking: Multitasking is something that probably every busy person does and is one of the biggest concentration killers in today’s time. Research suggests you lose time when you shift your focus from one task to another. So working on three-four tasks at the same time actually takes longer than doing them one after the other. Devoting your attention and concentration to multiple tasks can lead to loss of concentration. The best way to overcome this concentration killer is whenever possible; devote your attention to one project at a time when working on an intense or high priority task. Save multitasking for chores that are not urgent or demanding.
- Social Media Fix: Avoid logging in to social media sites while you’re working. If you feel compelled to check in every now and then, do it during breaks, when the steady stream of posts won’t interrupt your concentration. If you can’t resist logging in more frequently, take your laptop someplace where you won’t have Internet access for a few hours.
- Depression: One of the top concentration killers in today’s world is depression, stemming from chronic stress. Depression, versus ordinary unhappiness, is characterized by longer and deeper feelings of despondency and the presence of certain characteristic symptoms. If you are extremely stressed out or depressed, you might find it difficult to remain focused on your work. Yoga or meditation is the best way form reliving from depression.
- Fatigued: Boredom and exhaustion are can cause lack of concentration in your work. There are many tasks that you need to do in a day, which are less interesting than others. The boring ones may burn through your attention span in minutes, making you extremely vulnerable to distractions. Take a break from work and go for a small walk or even tune in to radio to get rid of the monotony of your work. Try to sleep at least seven to nine hours of each night. This will help you get more done while you’re awake.
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Reported by Dr. Himani