Sustained attention

Sustained attention

The capacity to stay focused on a task to completion, no matter what.

Sustained attention brain

If this is a strength for you, you may…


be able to screen out distractions to get the task done


complete the task even if it is boring


put off rewarding yourself until the task is done

If this is a weakness for you, you may…


get easily distracted and move on to something else


find it hard to get back into a task once distracted

flit between tasks

flit between tasks

staying on task

find it difficult to stay on a task