Five Simple Ways to Refocus
Distractions are everywhere. Attention training can be very effective. However, we all experience losses in focus. This might be from decreased interest in the topic, internal worry, not enough sleep – weakened internal cognitive resources and interest in something else. We can help our self however to regain our focus with one of the refocusing techniques below.
1. Label that you have gotten off focus and wish to refocus. When you state your problem it is easier to start again.
2. State why you have gotten off focus. I was distracted, daydreaming or lost my place.
3. Take a deep breath. Count down 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and relaunch/refocus.
4. Give yourself a movement break. Make it quick 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Stretch, get water, or go to the bathroom, but no screen time or phone use.
5. Tell yourself you want to refocus and get your work done. Feeling in control may give you the confidence to stay with something difficult.
At the Brain Trainer, we work with building sustained attention, working through distractions and rapid task switching – divided attention. We have various resources to work on attention training through one-on-one training to computer programs. Give us a call 704-541-1373. Don’t let attention difficulties control your or your child’s life.