I Can't Concentrate

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 402 People


    I've been working on the same assignment for school for the last 4,5 hours and I'm not even near finished yet. It's times like these when I seriously frustrate the CRAP out of myself. I really, really wish my brain was wired differently. Life would be so much easier.
    TheRealJade TheRealJade
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2012

    I Can't Concentrate.

    When I was younger, I had a sharp mind, and could sit down with a good book and devour it. Now, my brain is scrambled, my short time memory is shot, and I put anything I have to remember on a 'white board' attached to my fridge door. I still read (sort of), although I have...
    leprechaunz leprechaunz
    56-60, M
    Oct 26, 2013

    I'm Sorry, Did You Say Something?

    Sometimes I find my mind wandering at inappropriate times. Work, lectures, mid-conversation with my parents ... you get the drift. It's never bothered me so much before, but at the moment I'm having driving lessons and when my instructor starts to repeat words at me to get me to...
    KCfromKC KCfromKC
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2012

    Everything Is a Blur

     I'm a third year college student. Ever since I started college, I noticed that I can't concentrate on my studies and it's affecting my grades and my personal life. I had this problem when I was little but it gotten so much worse for the past two years. My sister and close...
    uglieduckling uglieduckling
    1 Response Aug 30, 2008

    I'm Sorry, What Were You Saying?

    I wasn't paying attention.
    Longsleevesteve Longsleevesteve
    31-35, M
    Nov 9, 2009

    I Can Do It But...

    I can do my homework, it is easy but time consuming.  Typically homework is not a problem for me.  I am a first year college student and I cannot concentrate on my studies.  I am so exhausted all the time but normally that wouldn't stop me from at least...
    KatieChriste KatieChriste
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2008

    I have had times where people are talking

    straight to me and my mind is somewhere else, it is really bad. I find I can't concentrate for more than 15 minutes on anything unless I am really interested in it but even then I get distracted and by stupid stuff too, like shiny things. I thought that only affected young kids...
    ash271998 ash271998
    18-21, F
    Dec 30, 2013


    I've been up and trying to work for at least seven hours now. In that time I've done two wash loads, some ironing, bleached my hair, made 4 cups of tea, had some breakfast, had some lunch, cut up the vegetables for tonight's dinner, sent someone a sexy email, had a little 'me...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Jun 7, 2010

    Well at work I can never concentrate anymore.

    My mind is at home. There is so much to do that I never have time for anymore. I wish I could work from home. After having baby number 2, it has gotten worse. I just want to be home and make money. Ahh, it's so frustrating.
    loneheart29 loneheart29
    26-30, F
    Nov 10, 2015

    Queen of Racing Thoughts

     its one of my residual symptoms  my brain just wanders ninety percent of the time .....   i can stand it ... I m constantly tryin to multitask .... and that in itself is annoying ...  maybe one day ill get some meds that  will stop it ....  i...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2007

    Constant Drone........

    Sitting in English lesson. Teacher is talking. Telling us what we going to be doing. But, my god, his voice! It's so dull. Just drones on in a constant monotone......How can he expect us to listen when he speaks like that............ so boring.......... And then suddenly eveybody...
    technicolorsoul technicolorsoul
    13-15, F
    Nov 9, 2010

    Today, after a period of deep depression,

    I planned to come back to studying but, even while cleaning the desk and even more while thinking how to begin the activity, waking nightmares has come back again. They are bad memories about mean and cowardly actions that I came under some years ago and when it happens I cannot...
    hashsoul hashsoul
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    woah! i want to sleep!

    but i have lots of things to do right now.. huhuhuhu... :(
    deleted deleted
    Feb 27, 2015

    I Can't Concentrate Whe...

    I can't concentrate when my 5 year-old with autism is constantly demanding attention from me.
    4leafclvr 4leafclvr
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2008

    I Can't Concentrate

    Early in my days good in academics.. being in military school have lots of extra curricular & co-curricular activities, Games, Physical training... over the time i lost interest in writings and in reading too.. now for exams I used to prepare on last date, go to hall put...
    NA28 NA28
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 3, 2012

    That Happens All the Time, ...

    That happens all the time, especially while doing school work. I just don't have the drive to do my work, so I do something else.
    justifyeverything justifyeverything
    Aug 10, 2008

    Everything Is A Blur... Concentrating.. Thinking.. Is Hard For Me

    Ever since i can remember that would be 1st grade, i noticed how hard it was for me in school: memorizing in school, giving speeches its all a blur; My brain feels like that even most of the time when people are talking to me and I'm trying to listen i feel as though my brain has...
    MichaelVictorious MichaelVictorious
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 8, 2011

    My mind is an explosion of emotion the

    intensity is over baring. On the outside I am a blank canvas I give very little away, I rarely share my inner thoughts. I'm a prisoner to myself
    busybrain busybrain
    26-30, F
    Dec 26, 2015

    I Can't Do It

    I'm a clinical pharmacy student , and my major is pretty difficult and it needs concentration and hard work .. but I can't study for 15 minutes straight , even though I love studying very much but I just can't do it .. I study on my computer because we don't use books , I have...
    Dee9876 Dee9876
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 17, 2013

    Cannot Concentrate On My Studies

    have been thinking that it's only the problem of mine though as i see it's not only me. this year i graduate from university and you know what? i could'n concentrate all the time during my studies. so all this time means fighting with myself. for instance i have to prepare to...
    karol karol
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2008

    No one is here to help you.

    You're on your own. Always have been. Always will be. With school- you need to just rely on yourself and stop thinking people will actually take the time and effort to help you (unless they're getting paid- like a tutor). Learn to rid of emotional burden during times you need...
    Ha12mo17y Ha12mo17y
    31-35, F
    Apr 18, 2015

    No perfectly fine. I didn't want to read today

    or write anything. Everyone is being so noisy here. TV volume at 40%, playing music loudly, talking, footsteps walking around, opening and closing doors. Ugh so loud!
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2015

    Not Lately Anyway

    Last several weeks I've found it very hard to concentrate on my work.  I'm keeping productive at least but could be more so.  Today I was actually quite productive but still had concentration problems off and on.  Could be just because my job is pretty BORING at...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic
    36-40, F
    Mar 4, 2008

     Sometimes I Have Trou...

     Sometimes I have trouble focusing, but it's usually down to a particular cause. "Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired," oftentimes all of the above.
    janebee janebee
    Jun 14, 2008

    I've been studying for two

    or three hours and I can't seem to concentrate. I had my phone switched off, the Wi-Fi off and was studying alone. At first, I was able to concentrate but then, I got scared about school and the exams and all of it. I'm really anxious and have had a panic attack. I don't know...
    EvanescentIridescent EvanescentIridescent
    18-21, F
    Feb 28, 2015

    Neither Can I

    Most of the time I have trouble concentrating on some of the work I need to do for my job.  I've concluded it's because it bores me.  Trouble is if I quit this job I don't know what I would do.
    Morgause Morgause
    41-45, F
    Jun 14, 2008
    elcapo elcapo
    31-35, M
    May 6, 2015

    Marjy Is The Reason Of No Concentration.

    Sometimes homework & life kinda get outta hand. And this is the result of the lack of work & lack of concentration.. Woohooo.
    nonconcentrated nonconcentrated
    18-21, F
    Nov 8, 2009

    Not Anymore..

     I truly can't. I sit down to do Home work and i just can't concentrate on it long enough to get it done. I am so easily distracted. I was sat in English the other day trying to write an essay and next thing i knew i was staring at chair leg lost in though...It is so...
    LunaWolff LunaWolff
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2010

    Reality is too interesting

    for me to find books interesting I believe we live under a radioactive dome, on a flat earth http://youtube.com/watch?v=o1S0oObHT0c That's just scratching the surfice
    PigMonkeyHybrid PigMonkeyHybrid
    18-21, M
    Feb 6, 2016

    Lost Thoughts

    So many times I have a good idea for a story or a song I want to write down but as soon as I get to the comp or a pen & paper... the thought is gone. And even when I do manage to get the idea down, I have trouble working on it since my train of thought always goes on a tangent.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 16, 2011

    I Have a Sneaking Suspicion...

    I have a sneaking suspicion that I had ADD or ADHD when I was in school.  I had a nigh-uncontrollable penchant for daydreaming and could hardly ever get myself to concentrate very well.
    WolfElvyn WolfElvyn
    31-35, F
    Aug 10, 2008

    Cant Concentrate

    I have trouble concentrating on the good things at the moment no matter how hard i try my concentration falls right back into the bad things and worrying about what going to happen i cant focus on anything but the bad. does anyone feel this way? if i am doing something like now...
    Torishu Torishu
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 6, 2010

    my mood is so [raspberry noises] Specifically

    because i want to draw but am plagued by distraction and insecurity so i can’t focus on what i’m doing
    Synthessisong Synthessisong
    18-21, F
    Aug 11, 2014
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