‘I keep losing focus’, complains Noreen. ‘I wish I could concentrate better’, says Abdul. Do you hear yourself sometimes saying this? There are so many things to think about that you just cannot seem to be able to concentrate properly, any more.
Concentration is the ability to focus upon one thing at a time. This is not necessarily an easy skill to develop and retain as life, for all of us, has so many disruptions.
Multitasking: Some of us pride ourselves on being able to do more than one thing at a time but the chances are that instead of doing one task really well, we actually manage to do a number of tasks not so well. The reason being that trying to do too much contemporaneously usually leads to poor performance or mediocre outcomes.
Distraction and Boredom: You cannot concentrate properly until you stop yourself from being distracted! Now this might seem very obvious but we can fail to take the requisite action to either remove the distraction from us or to remove ourselves away from the distraction. Continue reading