Concentration problem: The behavioral dimension
Most of the time, most people think of a problem with concentration as a rational way of operating. It means exerting a form of constraint on oneself. “I must”. “I force myself”. Etc. However, if this is understandable, a priori, and as I often explain in the articles of this blog, this rational way of functioning is very insufficient. But it is also very unproductive. And why that?
It’s because, more often than not, you are fixing the surface of your problem. You run the risk of being invaded if, by chance, you do not put in place a real strategy for change.
This is the reason why, at the bottom of this article, I offer a behavioral solution to deal with your concentration problem.
A problem with concentration, what is it
Concentration problem refers to the decreased ability of a person to concentrate. To be focused, or to concentrate, means to focus your attention on a task. A function. Or behavior. And this to the exclusion of anything else. For a variable time. Random, or specified by you.
People who suffer from concentration problems do not remember information communicated to them. Whereas it goes back, sometimes, to a few seconds. Or a few minutes. There is a blockage in their brain.
These disorders are generally temporary and one-off. But in some cases, the concentration problem turns out to be serious. It spans long periods of time. Which are accompanied by physical and psychic signs.
What are the causes of a concentration problem
Concentration is the ability to voluntarily fix your full attention on something. A person. Or a specific subject. It’s the ability to make something a priority. To put everything else in the background. The problem of concentration arises from the difficulty of concentrating on specific things for a longer or shorter period of time.
The problem with concentration is caused by overworking the brain. He can no longer put in extra effort. It goes into “minimum service”. For their optimal function, the tissues of the brain need good oxygenation. The lack of oxygenation may be due to insufficient recovery phases following considerable exertion.
In general, a concentration problem is related to the following factors:
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Liver failure (for children)
What to do if you are having trouble concentrating
Most people who have trouble concentrating don’t know what to do about it. So here are some practical tips to help you:
Have a healthy lifestyle. Sleep well. Eat well. Wake up early in the morning
Practice a regular sport activity
Regular exercise stimulates your body and mind. Doing between 30 minutes and an hour of sport per day helps you keep a breast spirit in a breast body. Finally, it appears since some do so much that they overdo it and end up in the hospital. Also, engage in physical activities that don’t affect your joints too much.
Concentration problem: Avoid distractions
Anything that can distract you from your original goal is bad for you. In case your mind is wandering, write down the things that come to mind. Come back to it later.
Concentration problem: Practicing QI Gong
Qi Jong is a form of gymnastics that combines meditation, concentration and movement. It is part of traditional Chinese medicine. Composed of respiratory and physical exercises, the goal is to harmonize your vital energy (qi).
Concentration problem: Taking breaks
There is no point in running all the time. Take about ten minutes break every hour to clear your mind. Schedule short naps in the afternoons to regain strength.
Concentration problem: Breathing technique
Breathing is essential for life. At the same time, conscious breathing allows you to improve your ability to concentrate. To breathe constructively, I will give you a little exercise below.
Stand up. Stably. Or sit comfortably. Take a deep breath. Without forcing too much. Repeat the inhale-exhale cycle ten times. Focus on the air coming in and out of your lungs. Relax. Oxygenate your cells. Put aside any disruptive emotions.
Concentration problem: Using tonics
Fortifiers help increase your ability to concentrate. For children and adults who suffer from stress on exams, it is recommended to use homeopathic remedies. Their effectiveness has been demonstrated many times:
Stay focused as long as possible on one – single – thing.
Decide when to release your attention.
Do not scatter yourself. Do one thing at a time.
Doing multiple things at the same time makes you feel like you’re busy. But, in reality, it makes you unproductive. Here I’m referring to procrastination. Do one thing at a time. And do it so that you don’t have to come back to it.
Concentration problem: Planning your time
You have several things to do. The best thing to do is to plan them. But beware. Organize things to tackle your priorities. To learn more about this, I invite you to read the article:, “Stress management – 2 essential keys”. And remember to always take a short break between activities.
Concentration problem: Multi vitamins
Take preparations made from multivitamin substances. This remedies concentration problems caused by nutritional deficiencies.
How to deal with a concentration problem
The elements that you have just read are to be considered as points of support. All these supports constitute a help and not the solution.
Your problem of concentration is based on a failure-success paradox which generates an intrapsychic conflict. It’s like your brain is telling you one thing and your left brain is telling you something.
Concentrating and, ultimately, putting an end to a problem with concentration, requires a behavioral intervention adapted to your case. Behavioral therapy will allow you to quickly and easily resolve your concentration problem.