W is also for…. Water


One of the biggest reasons why people make mistakes in their work – at school or in a job – is because they are not concentrating properly on what they are doing.  There are a number of reasons why someone might not be concentrating – they could be trying to do more than one thing at the same time, they could be talking to someone, or there might be a lot of noise and other distractions in the place they are working.

Another possibility is that they are dehydrated.  This means they have not been drinking enough water, which our brains need to work properly.  If we get dehydrated, our brains work more slowly, we might get tired more quickly, we might be irritable with other people, and we can easily lose concentration and make mistakes in our work.

Thankfully, it’s quite easy to solve this problem.  All you have to do is make sure you drink plenty of water, not all at once but regularly throughout the day.  This keeps your brain working as it should and helps you concentrate.  So next time you find yourself struggling to concentrate and making silly errors, stop and think whether you’ve been drinking enough water.  Your brain needs it.

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