Fast forward about 30 years and 4 children later. I was still struggling to keep my focus on one project. I rarely started one thing and saw it through to completion before starting something else. In fact, this blog has been started and abandoned several times. There are several coping mechanisms that I employed over the years to keep my projects organized in my mind. However, I still had some issues with time management. I just chalked it up to be a creative individual.
Then, I began to work for a company that specialized in brain training and read several books on the subject. The brain is amazing! How it is affected by hormones and how exercise relates to hormone production and stabilization is also amazing. I have learned that cardio exercise that is sustained for about 20-45 minutes can help to "reset" some of the adrenal hormones in the body and help to prime the brain for learning. Exercise literally helps one to focus! I also learned some great "brain exercises" that have helped me to retrain the parts of my brain that shut down as soon as I try to focus. These are things that are simple, but not easy!
I would love the opportunity to share with you some of the skills and techniques that have helped me personally to sharpen my focus and increase my attention. I will be conducting a workshop on focus and would love to see you there on March 12 at 10:30 am.