I’ve always had ADD as long as I can remember, and let me tell you its not an easy battle to fight. The severity of your ADD can change from day to day with the foods that you eat and the kind of lifestyle you lead.
For me, ive noticed that both dairy and gluten have an affect on how long my attention span is. People want to go about their day pretending that will power is just something you can summon. When will power is quite the opposite. It is a finite energy source. It has been proven that there are only so many decisions you can make in a single waking cycle before you have completely no interest left in the subject at hand. You must craft and grow your will power abilities.
Things like Facebook and Instagram and Twitter and YouTube and Netflix have this very seductive way about them. They can pull you in to no end. Taking up all of your attention. And just like anyone would imagine. If you get used to watching three minute videos on Facebook and YouTube or 4 seconds of looking at a picture and DECIDING what that picture or video means to you, That’s going to become your norm. So now we all have 3 Minute attention spans.
Meanwhile we’re not even paying good attention to the thing we are trying to do. Every time you scroll down social media feed. You are doing just that. Feeding. Feeding from an endless stream of content which sole purpose is to KEEP you feeding and always wanting more. Until you’re just a blob on your couch or on your bed. Until you’re trolling Facebook throughout your regular day. using up your focus and decision and will power tokens.
You must step away from this madness in order to gain your attention span back. You don’t want to have to rely on your will power to keep you going. Its just not that strong. that’s not what its supposed to be doing. Its supposed to keep you alive and not focused on one thing till you forget to eat and you die. So you need to out smart it and look for real ways to IMPOROVE your attention span. Make it LONGER. Make it more dialed in. This means total focus with NO distractions.