As parents, did you know that by simply taking a break will help you concentrate and improve your performance, while also improving your health?
Parents shouldn’t feel guilty about simply making a phone call to friends, reading the newspaper, or checking your personal e-mail.
Brief distractions will actually help parents with their concentration, and improve their everyday tasks. This includes paying more attention to your children, and being able to give them your undivided attention.
Researchers have said that attention is more like a gas tank that refills during short breaks. When parents are distracted, it doesn’t mean they are not paying attention.
Our senses become used to stimulus. If you were in a room that smelled of coffee all day, eventually you would not detect the scent. Also the thought process can disappear if there is sustained attention. If you break away, the original thought will become fresh. This helps parents to be able to more clearly focus on daily activities.