“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” Alexander Graham Bell
Our Culture is Distracted
Here are some statistics from the Flow Research Collective highlighting the state of distraction we face. We experience 4.2 billion people, 1 billion websites, and 70 million advertisements all vying for our attention on a daily basis.
We have to guard and police our attention or become a casualty to distraction. Always being on and having permanent availability and fragmented attention are the new norm. There’s correlating evidence between media use and sleep deprivation.
The speed of new technology is rapidly increasing. The time to grow to 50 million users went from 38 years for radio to one year for YouTube and 35 days for the game Angry Birds.
This war on our attention is making people unhappy, impairing cognition, and leading to people checking their phones 150 times a day. The addiction process seems to be at work with respect to our technology and media and it messes with our motivation-reward center, impacts our emotional control, and can cause some to disengage from situations.
One researcher has gone as far as to define a new form of attentional disorder: attention deficit trait.
In this article, it will describe the following:
- Root Causes of Distraction
- Who to See for Focus Problems
- How Tiger Medical can Improve Your Focus
Root Causes of Distraction
Distraction can be rooted in undiagnosed Attention Deficit Disorder. If you feel you struggle with ADD or some verison of it, see your primary care doctor or a psychologist to confirm a diagnosis. If you have ADD, you can learn tools to aid in your ability to focus as well as consider medication.
Poor physiology or general health is also a cause of poor focus. If you are stressed, your sleep is poor, and you have an elevated cortisol profile, focus will be hard to come by. This is also true if your general leves of energy are poor or you suffer from brain fog.
Finally, the problem may be a simple as your habits and how you’ve designed your work day. Multi-tasking, overuse of your smart phone, social media consumption, poor planning are all part of solving focus issues.
Who to See for Focus Problems
The first place to go is your local physician for an appointment to discuss your problem with focus. This might lead to a referral to a psychologist to assess the potential for ADD.
A local functional medicine physician is also a good choice. They will test for root causes of health conditions that work against your ability to concentrate for extended periods of time.
Tiger Medical is an excellent choice. Here are the reasons why: 1) we practice advanced root-cause medicine, meaning we will find why you can’t concentrate. 2) we are experts in peak performance health habits such as heart-rate variability and sleep optimization that will improve your focus and performance. 3) The integration of health and performance optimization coaching are essential to gain world-class levels of performance.
How Tiger Medical can Improve Your Focus
If you work with Tiger Medical staff to improve your focus, you will establish an extensive medical data baseline to first establish the truth about your health. Testing will establish potential contributing causes to your problems with focus.
From this mosaic of health data, Tiger clinicians connect the dots from all testing and imaging to create a personalized medical treatment plan that should improve your ability to concentrate and see performance gains.
While completing testing and receiving a customized treatment plan, you’ll work with a health coach in consultation with Tiger doctors to help you implement the treatment plan and eight health habits. These health habits, combined with the personalized treatment plan, will systematically improve your performance as you ability to concentrate grows!
What Are My Next Best Steps?
If, based on the information you have reviewed here on our website, you feel Tiger is a good fit, then the next best step is to go here to book a call with a Tiger Professional.
In this first call, the meeting is about learning your history, struggles, and goals. We want to ensure that you are a good fit for our program and that our Tiger team can help you resolve your challenges.
It’s time to make yourself patient number one and embrace self-care.
The first step in that process is to meet with us to learn how!