How can we gain our concentration back?
Ivana...I was raised in Dover and Madbury New Hampshire...small world.
I believe that the first thing you need to identify or deal with is why do you think you lose your concentration and under what circumstances do you lose it. If you are trying to read a book while the television is blaring, the dog is barking, and people are talking maintaining your concentration can be very difficult. You also may not be able to concentrate on something because you have other more pressing matters. For example...doing an easy task over a more difficult and urgent one could result in you losing concentration because you might feel overwhelmed.
Joe recommends the following next steps:
1. Train your brain with memory games, word search, jigsaw puzzles, etc.
2. Improving sleep because sleep deprivation can disrupt concentration.
3. Regular exercise.
5. Taking breaks.
6. Listening to music.
7. Staying away from caffeine because it can cause jitteriness.
Find what works for you and stick to it.