Can't focus (8)

1 Name: Anonymous Counsellor : 2024-02-17 22:34 ID:q1DV8nwe

I need help, anons. I can't focus on the tasks i have, i seem to have this weird "need" to do something else other than what i need to do now, i have a book i need to finish in the next days, i try to read but i find myself daydreaming or just changing music, or looking for a post to read or something, i just can't focus correctly; and it "hurts" like i feel a painless pain when it try to force myself to focus this shit is weird, i assume this is because of years of dopamine rushing my brain with internet content, is there something to do? can i solve this?
at the moment, i'm gonna turn off all internet on my machines, and just sit there until i feel like reading that shit.
i fucking hate this
inb4: i did all yoga shit and meditation, im beyond fucked.

2 Name: Anonymous Counsellor : 2024-02-18 09:49 ID:Heaven

just want to read it or read bit by bit

3 Name: Anonymous Counsellor : 2024-02-19 00:47 ID:6lPoD2ZD

Zen Buddhist practice could help you but the important thing is discipline. Two ways of dealing with racing thoughts and impulses. A. Put them off and think about something else B. Have a little notepad with you and write out the intrusive thought and tell yourself you'll look into it later when your done reading. When your reading take breaks. Don't try and get through it cover to cover in one sitting. Read a couple paragraphs then pause or read one chapter and take a 30 min break. Put on some relaxing music. Maybe some free jazz or trip hop or whatever calms you down but make sure its not something exciting, loud, or fast paced. Take notes, underline, argue with the book like your talking to the author directly.

4 Name: Anonymous Counsellor : 2024-02-19 08:20 ID:htJLQ93g

I have problems really bad with focusing as well. I really want to try adderall to see if that helps with the problems so I can be productive.

5 Name: Anonymous Counsellor : 2024-02-20 01:44 ID:YiZd4ptw

You have to practice it and slowly build up tolerance to procrastination. It takes discipline and time. Remove distracting things from view. Keep everything as simple as possible so getting the task done is the only alternative to boredom. Don't take adderall unless you really need it. It can fuck your head up and make your attention issues worse, make it impossible to sleep or give you racing thoughts.

6 Name: Anonymous Counsellor : 2024-02-21 09:01 ID:htJLQ93g


>make it impossible to sleep or give you racing thoughts

I've been living this for over 20 years now.

7 Name: Anonymous Counsellor : 2024-02-26 05:25 ID:tMp4C11F

One thing that improved my focus was taking saffron capsules, the kind you can find at most drugstores and health food stores. Started with 30mg once a day and upped it to 60mg. Some studies have shown it's as effective for treating ADHD as Ritalin is.

It can get expensive though. Might be a good way to check if you actually might have ADHD so you can get tested (if you have robust healthcare that will cover the cost of doctors/prescription drugs.)

8 Name: Anonymous Counsellor : 2024-02-26 15:50 ID:q1DV8nwe

Thanks anon, will try that.
That's interesting, will see if I can get my hands on it.

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