4 things that can disrupt your focus at work

1. Sleep deprivation

Mental fatigue can cause brain fog and difficulty concentrating. Physical fatigue can have a similar effect. Your low energy level means you cannot direct your will to the task at hand, so with the slightest distraction you allow yourself to be off track. Lack of sleep is often a symptom of something deeper:
-Chronic stress
-Poor nutrition
-Physical conditions such as thyroid problems
-Lack of exercise

2. A difficult private life

You have a life outside of work. It's normal to feel tired at work when your personal life gets tough.

3. Don't try to do everything at once

Lack of focus is a common symptom of a variety of physical and mental health conditions. Some mental health disorders that cause difficulty concentrating and lack of focus include:
major depressive disorder
anxiety disorder
obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Some physical health medical conditions that can cause concentration problems include:
- Insomnia
-Loss of memory
-Chronic fatigue syndrome
-Hormonal imbalances
-restless legs syndrome
-Blood sugar imbalance/diabetes
-Blood pressure

4. Ask yourself the right questions

Your inability to focus can be a sign of fatigue, bad work habits, or an underlying health condition. Take this as an opportunity to control yourself. You may need to make some changes such as:
- Create a better work-life balance
-Improve your time management skills
- Consult a mental health professional
-Tackle your bad sleeping habits
-Create new life goals
Fixing your lack of focus will take some time and effort. But the first step is honesty. Once you acknowledge the problem, you can make a plan to address it. Now that you are aware of what causes a lack of focus at work, make Tappy Online Therapy a part of your journey. Through one-on-one sessions with our psychologists, you can discover a whole new level of "you" and overcome work stress.