It’s not all in your head. Concentration and focus have been a rising concern. Since February, there has been a 300% increase in individuals searching “how to get your brain to focus,” a 110% increase in “how to focus better” and a 60% increase in “how to increase focus.”
You are not alone. Here are a few articles that explain why the pandemic has made it harder for us to read and concentrate, as well as some great resources and tips for how to help improve your attention.
• Why can’t I read anymore?
• The neuroscience of concentrating during a pandemic
• Infographic with helpful statistics and tips
• Science-backed strategies for improving focus
• How meditation can help you focus
-Whitney Peters, MS, LPCC