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Why Is It So Hard To Focus?

Why Is It So Hard To Focus?

Most humans have trouble focusing on one task. While we attribute this to our laziness, it actually has an evolutionary reason. Early humans always had to stay aware of their surroundings for potential danger (like a tiger lurking around). So our brains have evolved to always have their attention scattered to be aware of their surroundings, hence making it hard for us to focus on one single task.

So don't go too hard on yourself and try to improve your focus progreseively.

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