Do you have a hard time focusing when trying to complete a project – while others around you can spend long periods focused solely on one thing?
If your answer is YES, you’re certainly not the only one.
So why is that?
How come some people can focus on a task, and others just can’t seem to be able to control their wandering minds?
Well, some personality types have more trouble staying focused; but there are a variety of other reasons why you may find it difficult to concentrate.
Here are some of the most common causes:
1 – Not Getting Enough Sleep
There’s a reason why so many professionals constantly talk about how important sleep is.
Not only does it help your BODY rest and recharge, but your MIND as well.
This means that not getting enough of it can be seriously detrimental to both – although your mind takes the brunt of it.
Your focus becomes limited, because your brain is tired and confused.
It hasn’t had enough time to prepare for the day, and all of the challenges it brings.
All it wants to do is to shut down and recover – even in the middle of important tasks!
Now, you might think that you get enough sleep – yet, you can still find yourself having trouble concentrating.
In that case, you may want to check with your doctor whether or not you have a sleep disorder.
You see, even if you get the recommended amount of sleep, it might be restless or interrupted.
Deep, restful REM sleep is what you really need, and if you don’t get adequate amounts, you will suffer the consequences.
Furthermore, not getting enough sleep can even lead to depression, making it even harder to stay focused.