Are you having difficulty concentrating? You are absolutely not alone! We require concentration and attention to complete daily tasks, such as writing papers for school, or completing tasks at work. When you can’t think clearly, it affects your performance and can hinder your success or advancements that are available to you.
Let’s dive into it and discuss!
What Are the Symptoms?
- Not remembering things that occurred recently
- Difficulty sitting still and thinking clearly
- Frequently losing things or difficulty remembering where things are
- Inability to make decisions and perform complicated tasks
- Lack of focus
- Lacking physical or mental energy to concentrate
- Making careless mistakes
How Can I Improve My Concentration?
1. Eat a balanced diet
The foods that you eat affect how you feel. Our brains are constantly working, even when we are sleeping, so it’s important to fuel our bodies with the proper nutrients it needs to perform, including being attentive. According to this study, several dietary components have been shown to have positive effects on cognitive abilities, such as: omega-3 fatty acids, curcumin, flavonoids, saturated fat, B Vitamins, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Choline, Calcium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, and Iron.
2. Practice sleep hygiene and get enough sleep
Sleep is a very important time for the brain; it’s a time to restore and recharge. Evidence increasingly suggests that sleep enhances our cognitive function. According to this study, deterioration of performance has been reported during sleep deprivation. For example, attention, working memory, long-term memory, performance, and decision making.
3. Reduce your caffeine intake
This might be a surprise to you, but too much coffee can actually inhibit our ability to concentrate. The overconsumption of caffeine can cause anxiety, nervousness, and irritability. This study looked at the impact caffeine intake has on performance and confirmed the above statement, that the overconsumption of caffeine makes it more difficult to complete tasks that require attention and concentration.
4. Reduce Stress and Avoid Multitasking
When an individual is anxious or stressed, it can become difficult to think clearly and focus on a task at hand. Our minds might be elsewhere and anxious about something in particular.
Harvard Health says that “multitasking has become a way of life. People talk on a cell phone while commuting to work, or scan the news while returning emails. But in the rush to accomplish necessary tasks, people often lose connection with the present moment. They stop being truly attentive to what they are doing or feeling. Mindfulness is the opposite of multitasking. The practice of mindfulness, which has its roots in Buddhism, teaches people to live each moment as it unfolds. The idea is to focus attention on what is happening in the present and accept it without judgment.”
Here’s What Else You Can Do About It
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Let us know below which blend you are excited to try!