Can't focus when studying?
You're not alone!
Many people find it difficult to maintain active focus for an extended period of time when studying. This is especially true for teenagers from the Zoomer or Alpha generations who have grown up with smart technology at their fingertips.
The introduction of smart technology in the past 20 years, which is now ubiquitous in our lives, has drastically changed the way we live and interact with each other.
While this has made many aspects of our lives easier, it has also led to the loss of some important things, such as our connection to reality and the present moment.
I have two teenage boys.
When I watch them try to do their homework, I can sense their frustration and inability to stay focused for more than 10 minutes at a time, due to the inevitable bombardment of notifications and distractions from their devices.
It would be easy to say to keep your phone in another room or turn it off, but they need their devices for homework, staying in touch with classmates, plus all the information they have available on the internet, the Google engine, Google Classroom, and now the AI, can be quite overwhelming.
Although I may sound ancient (I'm not), as a teenager I grew up without computers or cell phones. We only had notebooks and books to study from. Technology is constantly evolving at a rapid pace, reshaping our lives and daily habits.
Today, staying focused and avoiding distractions requires a lot of effort and self-discipline, even for adults. But it's even more difficult for teenagers, who are already more prone to distraction due to their developmental stage.
Imagine being a teenager with ADD or ADHD, with your brain constantly bombarded by notifications and distractions from smart technology.
It's like a rock concert in your head, all day and all night long!
Before resorting to prescription drugs for attention disorder, consider natural therapies such as behavioral therapy, Bach flower therapy, Homeopathic remedies, and Mindful Meditation.
Based on my personal experience and holistic practice, I have found Bach flower therapy and guided meditation to be especially useful for improving attention and focus, along with a healthy sleep pattern and good nutrition.
These therapies can help to calm the mind, reduce distractions, and increase concentration.
There are also meditation apps and YouTube videos with music to help you stay focused.
Don't let your devices distract you!
Turn on Focus mode to silence notifications and boost your focus.
You'll be amazed at how much more productive you can be.
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