What are concentration problems?
Concentration problems are something that can affect many people, from children to adults. Most people have experienced moments where they have had difficulty staying focussed on a task – regardless of how interesting it was.
Lacking in concentration is a fairly common issue which can manifest at any stage of life. Children tend to display symptoms of poor concentration when they begin to under-perform in school, whereas adults may show signs of concentration problems at work or home. Having an inability to concentrate can affect your daily tasks in the form of schooling, work and areas of your social life. Therefore, learning how to improve this area of your life is a vital skill to acquire.
By learning to focus your attention efficiently on your daily tasks, you’ll be better equipped to block out distractions and perform at a more optimal level – ensuring you work faster and more effectively.
To find out how you can get more done, in less time – contact Brain Training Australia™ today!
What are the signs and symptoms of poor concentration?
Issues surrounding your concentration become evident when your lack of focus stops you from getting something done. You may be finding that your phone, background noise, or your wandering mind, get in the way of your ability to finish tasks.
Because a child’s brain has not yet fully developed, they have shorter concentration spans than adults. They are not expected to stay fully focussed for long periods of time during school but there are still signs to be aware of that may indicate some form of concentration problem. These include:
- Having trouble paying attention in class compared to other children of the same age group
- Appearing to be “zoned out” when you talk to them
- Not being able to focus on their homework
- Having difficulty concentrating on a TV show or movie
- They have a hard time focusing on a fun or interesting activity
- Being easily distracted
- Being disorganised in their play
If a child displays all of these symptoms it could indicate a serious concentration problem and require professional help.
Signs that an adult may have issues with their concentration include being forgetful and not being able to stay on task for an extended period of time. Other signs include:
- Being easily distracted
- Having difficulty reading
- Feeling as if their head is blocked or full
- Being distracted when someone talks to them
- Taking longer than other people to finish tasks
If you find yourself identifying with many of these signs, contact a professional today.
How common is poor concentration?
While it is difficult to ascertain the number of people who suffer from poor concentration, it is estimated that between three and five out of every 100 children in Australia show symptoms of ADHD – the hallmark of poor concentration. More commonly diagnosed in boys, most children will out-grow their diagnosis with some continuing to have ADHD into adulthood.
What are the causes of concentration problems?
Many factors can contribute to lack of focus or chronic concentration issues. Being able to identify the root cause is a key component in treating and improving your lack of concentration. Many causes include:
- Hormonal changes: Menopause or pregnancy can affect cognitive function.
- Tiredness and sleep issues: The brain needs rest just as much as the body. One of the most common symptoms of exhaustion is lack of concentration.
- An inadequate diet: Poor nutrition can also make it difficult to concentrate as lack of nutrients can affect brain function.
- Stress: Being anxious or stressed can impact your ability to concentrate.
- Medication and drugs: Some medications may cause a lack of concentration, and drugs deteriorate our cognitive function and the brain.
- Environmental factors: The people and places that surround you can play a role in how well you’re able to concentrate. If there are a lot of distractions, you’re more likely to get distracted and lose concentration.
- Your individual ability to concentrate: Some people have a greater capacity for concentration than others. The good news is that there are ways for everyone to improve their concentration skills.
How we help clients with poor concentration
At Brain Training Australia™ we off Neurofeedback Brain Training for clients opting for a safe, natural and drug-free approach for clients struggling with poor concentration to retrain your brain activity and to optimise their brain functionality.
Let us help you. Here is how to get started.
Your first step is to get in contact with us.
All new clients receive a free, complementary and no obligation 15-minute phone consult with a dedicated member of our team. If you’re on the fence, wondering if Neurofeedback Brain Training is right for you, then this is a really good place to start.
If you are ready to get started then you can just book in your First Appointment and get started straight away.
The team at Brain Training Australia™ recognise the unique qualities of all our clients and will work closely with you to personalise your Brain Training Program so that you can achieve your goals of optimal mental processes.
We look forward to helping you live a much richer, happier and healthier life.