Human mind has an uncanny habit of wandering from one point to another. If not controlled it would rather not involve itself in serious thought or concentrate on the job at hand. As age advances, the nerve cells take time to connect with each other and therefore there is a loss in concentration. Stress is also one of the major reasons why we find it difficult to focus.
In present day society it has become extremely difficult to lead a stress-free life. There are a variety of temptations and distractions that we are exposed to and we seem to come across a new one with every passing day - a new car or the latest electronic device or perhaps getting a new television set that is better than the neighbors next door. The competitive spirit makes us tense and we tend to be in this stressful state until we have acquired the latest material comfort. On the other hand making an effort to resist a temptation by itself can lead to stress at times.
Many times job pressures mount and create havoc in our mind. We often find ourselves doing a job that we do not like, which causes us to loose our attention span and make a mess out of what we are doing.
Besides external stressors concerns about health and the bodily changes that take place constantly disturb focus. Women, for example, undergo hormonal changes before and after menopause that cause stress and lead to the problem of a short attention span, inability to remember things and impulsive behaviors.
There are many types of behavioral and focus problems that can be reversed by learning how to improve focus and concentration. Getting yourself to narrow down your perspective is one way to lead a stress free life.
Stress occurs in most cases due to the broader perspective that you have of life. Meditation and yoga can help you clear your mind so that you can increase your ability to concentrate. You need to shut out that stress for the time being and convince yourself that the problem can be handled later. If you are unhappy at your job, convince yourself that your present duty is towards the job you are doing. At the same time, keep looking for a job that you think you will enjoy doing.
Admittedly, contentment does not come easily but if you give it a try you will find it is easier than you ever thought. There are certain health related situations that may be difficult to manage without the help of a doctor. Instead of worrying about your health meet the challenge head-on. Most problems are manageable, if not curable. You may be surprised that many times it is a simple matter of regular exercise or learning how to meditate that will help you get out of stress as well as sort out health problems that you are worrying about.