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Tips for paying attention

Ngā āwhinatanga e whakapaepae

Being able to pay attention means we can process all kinds of information. And we can do that under many different conditions. It means we can focus on things, concentrate and ignore distractions. We can also do two things at once and switch between tasks.

You might find it has become difficult to stay focused. There are things you can do that will help you pay attention to the task at hand.

Managing fatigue

Managing distractions

Managing more than one task

Written by speech-language therapists, Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand Waitaha Canterbury. Adapted by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed July 2023.


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