This ‘Brain Game’ Can Help Anxiety Sufferers Stay Focused

Anxiety doesn’t make it easy for anyone to think clearly or focus on daily tasks — from office work to reading a book normally found enjoyable. Given their anxiety, anxious people often attribute their inability to concentrate or be productive to an inherent flaw. In reality, it’s the anxiety itself that’s putting their brains in overdrive, forcing them to focus on any little fray or distraction that comes their way.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.medicaldaily.com

“According the Calm Clinic, when an anxious person feels scattered and distracted, it’s not that they’re not concentrating. Instead, the brain is working extra hard to concentrate — but it’s grayed in too many different directions. Often you ARE concentrating — you’re simply concentrating on the wrong things, like your anxiety and way it makes you feel.”

According to the Calm Clinic, when an anxious person feels scattered and distracted, it’s not that they’re not concentrating. Instead, the brain is working extra hard to concentrate — but it’s frayed in too many different directions. “What’s interesting is that calling them concentration problems may be misleading,” the website states. “Often you ARE concentrating — you’re simply concentrating on the wrong things, like your anxiety and the way it makes you feel.”

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