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How is your concentration span?

Asked by ZEPHYRA (21515points) September 4th, 2010

Do you find it hard to concentrate on anything too long? Are you easily distracted? Do you “switch off” to everything going on around you when you have to focus on something important?

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I think that when I’m into something, I’ve got good concentration and focus on the task at hand for hours, if not days. As to whether I switch off the rest of it all, that depends on what I’m doing or how important to my future it is. If it isn’t, then I can be on and multitask.

chels's avatar

..What concentration span?

The only time I can actually concentrate is when I’m making things or organizing things and sometimes when I’m cleaning. Other than that, it’s pretty non-existant.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

@chels I have the same problem, I can’t even concentrate when I am orgazing things! Think there’s a cure for that?

chyna's avatar

I have the attention span of an gnat. Why, just a few minutes ago, um, nevermind, I’m on to something else now.

mandybookworm's avatar

It depends on what I’m doing. If it’s something I enjoy I can concentrate for a long time. When I think about things I also tend to tune out and just concentrate on that for as long as I need to.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Slowly improving.I’m hoping that as I learn to meditate, I’ll be able to feel its effects in other areas of my life.

That’s why they call mediation a practice.

loser's avatar

It’s not too bad. But lately I’ve

Akua's avatar

I feel better knowing that I’m not the only one that has the attention span of a toddler. I thought is was a medical issue but maybe not so much now. I’ll think of something I want to Google on the computer and then forget what the hell I came to the computer to do. One time I got out of my car while it was still running and in Drive.

jazmina88's avatar

i forgot what you were saying.

Jeruba's avatar

It depends. I can sustain some things for 14 or more hours at a stretch and stop only when I’m exhausted. Other things I want so badly to run away from that I find or invent a distraction every few minutes.

And…even toddlers differ. My younger child could sustain an activity for 45 minutes when he was 9 months old. By the time he was 5 he could concentrate on a project for 8 hours straight. I don’t know what motivated him, and I’ve never seen another youngster do that.

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Oh, look – a pretty butterfly.

And Jeruba wrote something just there. * sigh *

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