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Distraction and poor focus

Distraction or mental distraction is defined as a general weakness in attention and concentration, and it results from many internal and external factors and causes, where the internal factors are some health problems that a person is exposed to in the early and middle stages of his life, as well as a deficiency in some vitamins and mineral elements that affect the mental and brain functions, including a lack of folic acid and blood sugar, some mental illnesses such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and external factors represented in the quality of lighting, noise, quarrels, wars and other various surrounding influences, which negatively affect the performance of people in all walks of life.

Distraction and poor focus

Specialists classify this problem as one of the psychological conditions that begin with people from a young age, so that the person becomes unable to focus on matters and follow orders and implement them, and faces great difficulties in understanding and perception, knowing that attention deficit is not classified as one of the learning difficulties, Rather, it is treated as a behavioural problem.

Symptoms of distraction and poor focus

There are many symptoms of distraction and poor concentration, including the following:

  • Being distracted, not focusing on minute details, and having great difficulties concentrating on a specific thing.
  • A general feeling of boredom when doing various activities, and an inability to complete the work until the end.
  • Inability to listen for long periods, and difficulty taking note of all the things that have been talked about.
  • Difficulty planning and prioritizing.
  • Constant anxiety and tension, and difficulty in dealing with various problems.
  • Talking a lot, being impulsive and hyperactive.

Treatment of distraction and poor concentration

There are many ways to treat distraction and poor concentration, including the following:

  • It is necessary to follow healthy and sound habits, which are to sleep for sufficient hours, drink sufficient quantities of water to avoid dehydration and rejuvenate body cells, increase blood flow to cells, and exercise in the open air to facilitate the delivery of oxygen to the brain.
  • Obtaining proper and balanced nutrition, and making sure to eat breakfast to obtain energy and nourish the body and mind, as low sugar in the body would lead to a general weakness in focus and attention.
  • Planning and organizing things well, setting priorities and tasks that must be done, and allocating a specific time for each of them, to avoid forgetting and mixing ideas with each other and increasing distraction.
  • Attempting to control various emotions and increase flexibility in a way that enables a person to deal with problems and crises, and prevent them from affecting his psychological stability and soundness of thinking.
  • Get the necessary rest for the mind, by taking breaks between different works.


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