Lack of Focus - Something to Worry About

If you fear that you have a lack of focus in your life, it is time to take charge and take some action. With a few simple lifestyle changes you may be able to prevent simple distraction from becoming a hindrance to success.

Signs of Lack of Focus
Signals that you are not paying enough attention to your life can range from subtle to critical. These can include:

  • Forgetting or being consistently late to appointments
  • Missing deadlines
  • Being easily distracted
  • Procrastinating paying bills, returning phone calls or doing housework
  • Having unclear goals
  • Lack of organization
  • Messiness

Causes of Lack of Focus
There are many reasons why you may be experiencing a lack of focus, including:

  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Poor nutrition
  • Stress
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Inadequate rest

You may also have a combination of causes that are intertwined, such as stress and depression.

Dealing with a Lack of Focus
If your lack of focus is severely affecting the quality of your life, it is time to make an appointment with your physician to have a complete physical exam. If there are physical or mental reasons that you are experiencing a lack of focus, you want to get these reasons treated as soon as possible.

In general, make sure that you are eating a well-rounded, low fat diet with lots of fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and whole grains. Cut down on your fatty meat, salt, sugar, and alcohol consumption.

In addition, exercise regularly. Not only does regular exercise help relieve stress, regular exercise will also help strengthen your cardiovascular system. You don't have to jump into an exercise program running. Walk or ride your bike. Build up your endurance safely over time.

Make a list and prioritize it. Check off each item as it is completed and reward yourself at the end of the day. Know that even if you didn't get everything done, you made a dent into your daily priorities. This is why you did "A" tasks before your "B" or "C" tasks.

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