Monday, March 5, 2012

Possible Reasons for Your Lack of Concentration

  • Being Overtired – sleep is such an important part of the day. According to the National Sleep Foundation, “Teens need at least 8½ hours—and on average 9¼ hours—a night of uninterrupted sleep to leave their bodies and minds rejuvenated for the next day. If sleep is cut short, the body doesn’t have time to complete all of the phases needed for muscle repair, memory consolidation and release of hormones regulating growth and appetite. Then we wake up less prepared to concentrate, make decisions, or engage fully in school and social activities.”
  • Diet - See the link This article discusses the foods that are beneficial for one’s concentration. A poor diet or too much caffeine can lessen concentration levels. In order for your body to perform at its optimal level, one must feed it quality foods. 
  • Stress – The many stressors around us can have an impact on our concentration. Individuals that are experiencing stress have difficulty controlling their attention. Stress is a distracter which steals away your mental energy and ability to concentrate. See the blog posts on relaxation techniques – they can provide you a valuable way to lessen the amount of stress you are feeling and in turn increase your ability to concentrate.