How successful will you be if you give yourself commands when studying for your degree? “Now, concentrate for once! Stop getting distracted all the time!” It doesn’t work. In this article, you will find more circumstances in which concentration in studying is almost impossible.
5 reasons for difficulty concentrating while studying that many don’t know about
Learning requires unconstrained attention. No one achieves natural concentration with pressure.
In this article, I will show you some causes of concentration difficulties in studying. First, two trivial, biological causes of concentration loss:
Are you hungry?
If your stomach is growling, it’s hard for you to concentrate on anything else. Make sure to eat a healthy snack before you start studying.
Just like hunger, thirst can also make it difficult to concentrate. Drink plenty of water before studying and while studying.
Are you tired?
Another reason for difficulty concentrating while studying: you are not well rested.
When you are tired, it is difficult to concentrate on anything. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep before you start studying.
The 5 lesser known reasons for concentration problems in studying.
When it comes to studying, many students have trouble concentrating. It’s especially difficult with gathering our senses when there are distractions that we don’t recognize.
In this blog post, we will discuss the top 5 reasons why you have a hard time focusing when studying.
1. The impossible attempt of multitasking.
One of the main reasons for difficulty in studying is trying to multitask.
When you try to give attention to several tasks at the same time, your brain is overloaded.
It is no longer possible to focus on one task because it is competing with another task.
If you want to concentrate while learning, it is important that you focus on one thing at a time.
2. Lack of Interest – one Reason
Lack of interest in a subject naturally causes the brain to shut down halfway or completely.
Another reason students have trouble concentrating is because they are not interested in the material. If you are not interested in what you are learning, it will be difficult to impossible to concentrate on it.
How do you find interest in the material you are learning? Interest comes from the Latin inter-esse – to be there. Getting interested is always an active process. Study the material intensively for some time, and you will be in the subject.
3. Noise – a concentration disorder for itself
Many students have difficulty concentrating because they are trying to learn in a noisy environment. If there are too many distractions around you, it will be difficult.
Find a quiet place to study where you will not be distracted by noise.
4. Distraction by Cell Phone
The fourth reason for students’ concentration difficulties is the cell phone. Airplane mode or turning it off completely is the easiest method. This will allow you to be free from WhatsApp, email. Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook to focus on the study material.
These warn four reasons why students have difficulty focusing while studying.
The fifth reason is probably something few people are aware of.
5. Too Many Thoughts in the Head: No Concentration Possible
One reason for concentration problems not noticed by many people is mental competition from thoughts.
Thoughts of the exam, the vacation, the partner, the parents, of unfinished tasks get in the way when a person wants to concentrate on one thing – here we are talking about studying.
The strategy of banishing thoughts does not work. That’s because it violates one of the laws of the brain:
Attention goes where energy goes – and vice versa. The brain invests its energy where attention is concentrated.
Energy flows where attention goes.
When a person tries not to think about the exam, the vacation, the partner, the parents and not about unfinished tasks – what does he think about?
There is a solution to this problem. It is in a story, a path through an imagined apartment in the mind.
Johannes Faupel – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
- Systemic therapist and consultant
- Certified by the Systemic Society – Systemische Gesellschaft (SG)
- Certified by the International Society for Systemic Therapy – Internationale Gesellschaft für Systemische Therapie IGST.
- Practice as Systemic Therapist and Coach in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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