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 job done


complete a task even if it is boring


put off rewarding yourself until it’s done

If this is a challenge for you, you may…


get easily distracted by something else

staying on task

find it difficult to stay on a task


find it hard to get back into something once distracted

flit between tasks

start lots of things and don’t finish them