Our concentration levels have definitely taken a hit over the last few months, with the ups and downs of really uncertain times, something has to give. As we all adjust to the new normal, fluctuating in and out of lockdown and the anxieties and worries that come with the pandemic, it isn’t surprising that more than ever people are struggling to focus.
Whether it's acclimatizing to working from home, trying to study, or even just everyday chores it seems we are all having trouble concentrating on things that would normally be part of our daily routine. Since February there has been a 300% increase in people searching “how to get your brain to focus”.
With the current world we are living in it is totally understandable for our brains to lose focus, as stress increases and daily anxiety becomes part and parcel of life. Rarely has there been a time when so much of the population has been affected, with 19 million adults in the UK reporting high levels of anxiety (ONS 2020).
So how can we improve our focus?