Your Focus is a Product of Your Lifestyle
Updated: Sep 26, 2022
Do you ever feel mentally "in a fog?" Many people report that they often feel so mentally drained at some point in their day that they can no longer focus on things that really matter to them. This is especially frustrating when you're trying to reach new personal goals outside of the hours of your day that are devoted to someone else's goals/mission. But the good news is - You have the power to improve your brain's ability to focus and perform with greater mental sharpness throughout your day no matter the circumstance. You can improve your concentration and build your mental stamina. With your willingness and my guidance, together we can improve your focus in order to live the life you want.
Many believe that because they are diagnosed with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, or simply have too many responsibilities in daily life, that they simply can't achieve staying focused. Carrying out daily responsibilities can seem daunting when you lack focus resilience. Organizing, prioritizing, and getting through day to day life efficiently seems like an impossible mission. It can even feel exhausting and leave one feeling mentally burned out at the end of every single day. Parents, professionals, students does this sound familiar?
The brain is designed like any other organ in our body. If we create habits to take care of it, it will get healthier, stronger, and become more resilient just like our muscles, our heart, our skin, our gut, and our immune system.
You can learn and incorporate these habits one by one over the course of 3, 6, or 12 months. In fact, the slower you build these habits, the more likely your are to stick to them. It takes practice. It may look messy at first. But it's not about achieving perfection, it's about improving the quality of your life - in a way that works best with your brain.
The good news is, the habits I'm referring to are all related to your basic needs - sleeping, eating, exercising, managing your energy (as opposed to managing time), single tasking (as opposed to multi-tasking), planning your simplest daily activities, and becoming more aware of your environment (both physical and social). Paying attention to these areas will improve how your brain works. And an efficient, working brain is a happy brain!
It may seem like I just listed a lot here, but don't fret. Together, I will walk you through how to break down each area of lifestyle in separate easy to read posts with small bites of digestible information to get you thinking and reflecting on areas in your life where you can alleviate your over burdened brain and welcome in a more calm, focused brain.