The complicated feelings involved in the grief process can continue for some time. One common problem grievers often encounter is the inability to concentrate. While there are certainly other reasons why you may be unable to concentrate, grief can very definitely bring on loss of concentration. Grief requires a great deal of emotional energy. There are often conflicting emotions. Your focus can become scattered.

As I said above, this is a normal response to grief experienced by many people.

You may want to consider how long you have been experiencing lack of concentration. Is it weeks or months or possibly years?

While each person grieves in their own way and time, it is important to evaluate your feelings. Are you noticing that things are really staying the same as far as your concentration? Or are you beginning to feel more focused? Or are you feeling frustrated?

Checking in and becoming more aware of your present feelings helps bring you totally into the present moment and helps give perspective.

Grief is a process. Self-evaluation helps you recognize your movement through the process, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem.

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Author's Bio: 

Sandy Clendenen lost her husband and best friend in 1999, after twenty-one years of marriage. Her grief process was lengthy and complex. Sandy felt stuck in layers of unresolved grief. As part of her heaing, Sandy filled numerous journals with her thoughts and feelings. A review of these journals several years later revealed insights into the grief process which Sandy is now committed to sharing with other grievers. Sandy attended seminary for 3 years. She also received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Sandy has also worked in various areas of hands on healing. Sandy incorporates her vast personal experience and education into her grief coaching products and services.

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