Emotion and MindHow to avoid loss of concentration and how to recover it

How to avoid loss of concentration and how to recover it

Loss of concentration, or the loss of the ability to concentrate, is very common. Find out which habits influence negatively and how to recover it.

Both when we are in the middle of the study process (for which it is essential to learn to study, especially if we want to achieve optimal results and meet the objectives that we have been able to set ourselves), and when we must carry out some work that requires paying attention to a specific idea or activity, the ability to concentrate is simply essential.

For this reason, it is true that learning to concentrate is an issue that we must always keep in mind, especially when we may lack a certain ability to concentrate , or when we simply suffer from loss of concentration, which is even more common than you think.

While it is true that concentration is the ability we have when it comes to focusing attention on a certain ideaor on an activity selectively, certain elements or circumstances can negatively influence it.

It is something totally normal that, at certain times, we lose concentration due to distractions, which ultimately causes loss of concentration, an issue that occurs when the thought tends to escape and ultimately the person is not fully capable of maintaining their attention or concentration on what interests you.

Why does the loss of concentration occur?

Loss of concentration can occur due to multiple factors, elements or certain circumstances.

For example, it may be due to a distraction that has caused the person to lose that concentration, or when the thought tends to escape to other issues unrelated to the current moment, so that the subject is unable to stay on what interests him.

It also negatively influences the physical and mental state of the individual, and even the diet that can be followed (especially if it is little or no balanced at all). For example, it is normal for a very tired or sleepy person to not be able to concentrate properly.

However, there are certain psychological disorders that, in one way or another, can negatively influence a person’s ability to concentrate.

Two clear examples are depression or anxiety, so common and common today, mainly because they are two disorders that in addition to generating an internal discomfort that blocks the person, causes a decrease in attention.

Not surprisingly, in people suffering from these two disorders it is usually assiduous to hear how they complain that they have no memory, precisely due to this inability to concentrate properly.

Common causes of distraction

To be able to concentrate better when we go to study, a basic recommendation is to attend to what are the most common causes that distract us, and that precisely prevent us from a correct and better concentration:

  • Bad environmental conditions: noises, little or poor lighting, high or very low room temperature.
  • Bad planning in the studio.
  • Degree of difficulty of the contents to study.
  • Personal, social or family problems.
  • Physical or mental tiredness.
  • Lack of a good study method.
  • Lack of motivation.
  • Lack or little willpower.

How to regain the ability to concentrate?

To regain the ability to concentrate, it is essential to be clear first of all what it is that has influenced this loss of concentration.

If, for example, we believe that the loss of concentration has been due to feeling too stressed, anxious or depressed, it can be of great help to keep in mind what situations cause those feelings, and try to solve them. However, sometimes this is not always possible, for which it will be better to consult a specialist, who will help us positively whenever we need it.

If we feel tired or sleepy, it is best to rest the hours we need, and also do it correctly.

There are techniques to concentrate that can be very useful, being able to follow the following simple tips and tricks:

  • Create an optimal environment.
  • Keep silent.
  • Relax before trying to concentrate.
  • Create the right conditions. If we are at home and there are more people, it is best to go to a room but first indicate that we need to concentrate.
  • Avoid habits such as coffee, alcohol or tobacco.

There are also some useful tricks that can help you focus more and better. We reveal them to you, take note:

  • Notify your family or colleagues who live with you about the study schedule.
  • Choose a place with little ambient noise.
  • Before you sit down to study, have all the material you need on the table.
  • Organize your work time well.
  • Get into a habit of studying.
  • If you get tired, take a little rest for a few minutes.
  • If you get bored, change your subject or task.
  • Avoid studying lying down or walking.
  • Avoid distractions: the mobile phone, the computer (unless you use it for academic consultations), the television.


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