posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 03:47 AM
I have noticed a developing problem with me in the past say...half year...bit more or less, hard to pinpoint
I used to be an avid reader, be it books, articles, etc..lots of spare time researching new and interesting topics simply to learn something new.
Well, lately (timeframe specified) I find it more and more difficult to read through lengthy articles...forget books, the last book I read was 3 years
ago (I blame the net for that however...more interesting researching something than reading a old story..but, now I am unsure if I could even sit down
and read a book due to my mind basically too unfocused).
Its gotten progressively worse...going from long papers and articles, to short ones, now reading more than a few paragraphs seems very difficult to
me. The concentration literally feels like its being ripped out of my head as I try.
Some things to know
-replaced coke with diet coke a few years back overall as my addiction...weight loss kinda measure..still drink too much of the poison
-I don't watch much tv anymore..occasional movie, and maybe an hour or two a week, plus the daily flip on the news for a bit to make sure the earth
didn't explode overnight
I use artificial sweetner in tea and coffee (not aspertime though, truvia..which is supposed to be natural..)
I am somewhat depressed about personal stuff, but I was depressed about personal stuff 5 years ago when I was blowing through book after book..so,
dont recon that has much to do with it
I am fairly clever...was once touching on genius level in university, but no doubt I have dulled considerably since then...still, would consider
myself in the "not too dumb" catagory.
We drink filtered well water here..or bottled stuff..so no dumb juice from the city to consider.
So what gives...and more importantly, any helpful suggestions to refocus myself? Not fully opposed to trying different meds or vitamins that could
help, but I don't want to suddenly become dependent...
Can concentration be attributed by a lack of vitamins? (would research it...but as I said...focus issues...)
also, is there any claims of lacking focus while using synthetic sugars or the like?
And if you have read this whole post, props to you...I probably couldn't. One big gripe is even coming onto ATS, I find it exceptionally difficult
to get into subjects I truely want to read more about because of the focus thing.
I am not (very) attention deficit...well, I am a bit..aren't we all I guess, however, its never been a huge problem..now I feel like a moron at times
and its quite frustrating.
So...thoughts? Anyone else been feeling this way semi-lately? (last 6 months to a year...)
I could simply be too distracted mind you, am willing to accept the issue is more psychological than anything chemical or environmental...