Since I have started this blog and published my first book One Boy’s Struggle: A Memoir, the most frequent and prevalent inquires I have received have been about hyper focusing. Most have been from people who want to control it in some way. Anyone, with or without ADHD can control their ability to focus at will. I truly believe that. For those of us with ADHD it is far more challenging; however, when it is achieved at will, it can be repeated and eventually harnessed – if you are willing to take the steps to get there! The ‘willing‘ (motivation) part can get in our way, especially if you have ADHD; therefore, this eBook is written specifically with that in mind.
The inquiries have come from all sorts of people from various backgrounds and, interestingly I started to realize that a great many of the inquiries were coming from people who do not have ADHD. I was a little alarmed when I realized that, but after some consideration and researching the books on the topic, concentrating, focusing are tremendous issues for a lot of people, not limited to those of us with ADHD. Ultimately, the bottom line is that the average person in today’s society is stretched way too thin. There are so many demands on any single individual at any given time, whether they are taking action at any specific moment or not, the demands are there – mentally, emotionally and physically. Such constant stress can have detrimental effects on the body.
Unfortunately, the trend of ‘borrowing’ medication from friends, neighbors and associates with ADHD shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. However, it is illegal and it is dangerous! No one should take medication that is not specifically prescribed for them, period. The risks far out way any other consideration, what’s more is that medication which works for someone with ADHD probably will not work for someone without ADHD. If you get a buzz or reaction from borrowing, odds are, it isn’t a good thing. Okay, this is a far bigger issue than this blog post.
If it is control of your concentration, focus you want, there are ways to get it, but as I state in my latest (free) eBook 8 Steps How To Super Focus At Will, there are no gimmicks and tricks that will help you achieve lasting focus! There just isn’t. Medication for the person with ADHD is usually only good for a few years, dosages usually must be raised and from time to time new medication will need to be introduced, switched etc… there is no magic pill for ADHD; however, there is medication that helps for a time, for some people longer than others. If you have ADHD, seek out a professional, medication may be an option for you. Even if medication works for you, I know the steps I have provided in my eBook are still vital for harnessing one’s potential.
Please keep in mind that my experiences with medication are limited and one should never take for granted any information about medication which is not given by a trained medical professional (usually a specialist). I do not take ADHD medication and my experience learning to control my focus is entirely without the assistance of medication.
What works for people with ADHD, concerning non-medicated self-help, also works for people without ADHD. Some believe that the way we are setting up educational structures for people with ADHD would benefit our educational system, as a whole. I tend to agree.
I would very much like to hear back from you concerning my latest eBook, both from people who do have ADHD and who do not have ADHD. You can feel free to email me, please use the word ‘focus’ in the subject line.
The steps inlcuded in 8 Steps How To Super Focus At Will are:
- Positive Thoughts
- Believe in Yourself
- Feel It
- Mother Nature
- Take Action
These are not the usual type of steps you may have considered and that may be the issue for many of us. I know it was for me.