The Importance Of Treatments

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I 've never been able to focus on anything worth focussing on. When I was younger I was diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder aka normal energetic kid syndrome). I distinctly remember taking the pills for about a week and then in my rebellious ignorance, insisting to my parents that I did not need them and making up crap about them making me feel bad or sick. That was definitely a big mistake that I think made my life significantly more difficult and (after spending so much time researching how attention affects your everyday life) I finally plan to looking into changing that and see if medication can help. It’s hard to pinpoint the order of things between cause and effect of different aspects of our psyche but it 's undeniable that …show more content…
Putting together all the information I have seen, to me there are three steps in improving your focus on any task. The first step is to just put yourself in a situation where you usually experience losing concentration. Observe yourself and take notes on exactly what it is drawing your attention away, how often it happens and how long it takes you to get back on track. With how we are all wired differently this step is crucial because just following a guide on improving mental focus might not be catered to your specific needs. You truly need to learn your own personal habits and when you understand what it is that is making you lose attention you can go on to step two. Get rid of the distractions! This is a huge one for me, I do homework on the same desk that I play video games, that I watch tv, sometimes even eat. The problem with this is these insanely different actions is that with everything so accessible to me they tend to mesh and all attempt to happen at once. Putting away the phone, delaying the food and turning off the games while doing work immediately improved my focus and while not an ultimate solution helped set me on the right path. Now that all these fun things are put away while working it officially becomes boring. What I believe to be the third step in improving focus is specific time allotment and incentivising. When I look at multiple large assignments that I am required to do and I try to tell myself to “just start” doing them my attention will wander. Forcing myself to sit for 30 minutes at a time with a “reward” of a 5 minute break before the next 30 minutes of work (just make sure to use actual timers otherwise that 5 minute break might last 5 hours) makes everything much easier because instead of looking forward and seeing 3 large assignments,

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