I've been working pretty hard on my game in the off season (we’re just coming out of winter in South Eastern Australia), hitting the gym and doing a load of exercises in my shed involving an impact with the aim of reducing my excessive lateral movement and improving my kinetic links.
Anyway I've started doing a couple of range sessions a week now that the weather is better and have been hitting it terribly which was really depressing after working really hard. It took me a few sessions but in the end I worked out what was going wrong, I wasn't focused on the ball at all. I was looking the general direction of the ball, but I wasn't focused on it. Since I've worked that out my ball striking has improved massively to the point that I'm now hitting as well as I ever have, and I'm feeling good about the off season work.
I just thought I’d post my personal lesson as it may help others out there, don’t get over focused on other things, in the end you need to hit the ball.