Concentration: Why It’s Okay To Ask For Help
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on December 5, 2017 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Posted in Blog
It’s completely normal to have trouble concentrating during the day. For countless children and adults, this often-misunderstood problem is in no way a notion of unintelligence, laziness or apathy.
In fact, it might very well be the main reason so many highly-intelligent people are unable to perform as well as others who don’t seem as smart as them. Why does this happen? Because the ability to remain focused amid myriad distractions is far more crucial to success than talent. If you were to ask virtually every icon of every field how they got to where they are today, their number one answer would likely be unbreakable concentration.
The first step in seeking help for trouble concentrating is recognizing that it’s not your fault. Several external factors (possibly beyond your control) are to blame, and here’s a few common examples:
1. Never Underestimate The Power Of Monotony
Very few people are able to turn their passion into their work. Most of us have regular jobs that involve monotonous tasks related to products or services we will probably never use. The only real motivation for getting work done is keeping your job, as opposed to, say, helping people you care about.
Everybody goes through this every day, so it should be easy, right? It’s extremely difficult to concentrate on something you don’t feel a connection to. Without a connection, it doesn’t seem like these tasks actually “need” to get done since they might not be directly affecting anybody of real value in your life. It’s only natural for your ability to focus on your work to fade when you feel less and less fulfillment from it as time passes.
2. Human Beings Are Not Naturally Stationary
You don’t have to be a medical expert to know that sitting at a desk in front of a computer screen all day is not exactly what your body and mind are asking for. Human beings were not built to be stationary for such long periods of time. When you are sitting at your desk, your body becomes restless and your mind struggles to focus because your inner urges to move around or seek sunlight are kicking in. Remaining stationary all day is especially difficult for active people who love to exercise or enjoy the outdoors in their spare time, but this is the environment the average adult must cope with.
3. The Internet Isn’t Exactly Good For Your Brain
In 2010, acclaimed writer Nicholas Carr published a nonfiction book called “The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains.” A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction, the book discusses how looking at a computer screen all day is damaging our attention spans.
In front of your eyes are dozens of different things to click on. You might think you are ignoring most of these things and only paying attention to the task at hand but according to Carr’s research, your brain is hard at work, telling you not to click on that link, share that post, or watch that video. In other words, you are never truly focused on one source of information. Constantly forcing your brain to decide whether or not to click on something impedes your ability to concentrate because your brain isn’t used to paying attention to just one thing at a time.
A New Solution That Doesn’t Compromise Your Health
These three issues are a big part of the reason the majority of the workforce consumes at least one energy-inducing substance a day to help them concentrate. As effective as they may be, caffeine and energy drinks can also be very dangerous if taken excessively or at the wrong times. You don’t have to worry about health risks with Natural Wellbeing’s Concentration Essentials, an all-natural supplement that enhances focus, soothes your nervous system and even improves your memory.
The product contains no stimulants but its massive collection of perfect 5-star reviews shows its incredible effectiveness for children, adults and seniors with various forms of concentration difficulties. Remember, having trouble focusing is a natural problem, so it only makes sense that there would be a natural solution that doesn’t endanger your health.
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Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan