Things That Makes You Lose Concentration


multitaskingWhen working or doing something, you sometimes need full concentration. But without realizing it, there are things around you that actually acts as a destroyer or killer of concentration.

According to WebMD, one of a disorders like ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) can indeed make a person unable to concentrate. But there are certain things around you that can make you lose concentration, which are:

Hunger will cause the brain not getting enough fuel so that it makes a person difficult to concentrate, it even becomes the main killer of concentration. Give your brain a sufficient source of fuel in a way by always having breakfast, eat a diet rich in protein, but avoid simple carbohydrates and choose complex carbohydrates.

Social media
Psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino, PhD, said social media  makes someone very easily connected with friends and escape from work. The use of social media like Facebook or Twitter is now very common, which allows a person to delay his or her work. Try  to avoid  social media sites at work or look for a place with no internet access, and if you really need to open it, try to do during it during break.

Cell Phones
Sometimes when the phone rings, it can ruin one’s concentration while working. People sometimes pick up the phone for an unimportant call. For that use caller ID, if the call is not urgent then let it go.

Doing several jobs at once (multitasking)
Research shows that doing several jobs at once would take more time than doing it one at a time, because the attention or focus are divided. Although there are some people who are able to do it well. For that give priority  what work should be done, then do the task one by one based on the priorities made.

Bored and tired
Boredom experienced can make a person susceptible to interference so that it interrupts concentration. To overcome this, take a 10 minutes break after doing a work within a specified period, for example with a walk out or listening to the radio. While the fatigue caused by lack of sleep or too much activity can interfere with concentration and short-term memory.

When someone has too much thought or stress, it will make them difficult to concentrate on a task performed, because the hormones secreted during stress can inhibit work of the brain In addition, stress also triggers headaches, back and shoulder pain and rapid heartbeat. For that, learn stress reduction techniques like meditation, so you can re-focus and concentration on your job.

Drug Effects
Some drugs used to treat depression or other drugs can interfere with concentration. If concentrations are often lost or disrupted since taking a drug, you should immediately consult a doctor.