Thursday, March 28, 2013

People talk about A.D.D. and A.D.H.D. being a problem. And everyone thinks medication is the solution.  Forty years ago – no one had ever heard of either one of these.  The truth is, long before there were even medications for such – staying on task and getting things done has always been a problem for many people.  It has existed ever since humans have been on this planet, which is why Historians have found many incomplete artifacts, artwork, incomplete storytelling and half-done projects still to this day.  It is human nature to get distracted.  More than half of those diagnosed with A.D.D. or A.D.H.D. really don’t have it at all!  

Today, it may seem as if we have more to get distracted by.  And while it is true that technology takes up a lot of our time, we’d like to take the time to quote Betty White: “I really have to thank Facebook… I didn’t know what Facebook was, and now that I do know what it is, I have to say, it sounds like a huge waste of time.”    Yes, Betty it IS a huge waste of time, especially if has become an addiction and is taking one away from many other things that they should be doing. 

Prioritization is most people’s problems.  And it isn’t necessarily about multitasking.  We feel that multitasking can be productive, but only if one is organized.

The main problem is organizing your priorities and mastering the use of time.  And this is where many people fail, even if they put themselves on a schedule.  This is also why most people claim they have ‘no time’ to work out, clean, take a time out for themselves to have fun, etc. and become even more tired, worn out, listless and lose the desire to live life because it becomes overwhelming with too much to do.

The answer to all of this is to schedule everything based on what is important.  And while we cannot create a list for you, it is up to you to figure out what is important.   We think that there is a particular order that is logical – because many things cannot happen unless they are prioritized.  Health is most important – because without it, you really can’t do anything else (work or play or spend time with family; or do any other task). 

Take the time to eat well and healthy. Get some fresh air outside every day along with some exercise, even if you are just walking around the block.   Rest properly getting the right amount of sleep.  Drink plenty of water.   

These things seem elementary, but more than 50% of the population does NOT do this and this is why they have a problem with concentration, focus, task mastering, organization – not just of priorities to tackle, but of their own thoughts which become scattered and create less productivity.  They become malnourished, dehydrated, tired, and overly stressed (because they are not sleeping well!) and it’s a very cyclical thing – for which they end up medicating themselves for, which causes more side effects and more problems altogether.

Be sure you honor yourself and your health. You'll soon find that this is the ultimate solution for concentration and for getting things done so you can enjoy your life.

~ Athena & Tess – We Solved It

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