Can An App Really Improve Your Focus?

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Breaking news alerts, social media and messaging apps are usually the vices that subconsciously have us checking our phones two, three, four, sometimes five times an hour. Last year, we spent over three and a half hours on our phones on average every day. Most of us are reliant on them for getting us from A to B, dividing restaurant bills and keeping us in touch with the office. For some, the low battery warning or loss of signal can send anxiety levels spiralling. Read More…

How To Improve Your Focus

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If you had to guess, how long do you think you can focus on one task without getting distracted? With emails and Facebook notifications popping up on your screen, not to mention the temptation of checking What’s App messages or news alerts on your phone, it’s much harder than you think to stay focused.

Most of us check our phone at least 28 times a day and spend well over 60 minutes on it. Don’t believe me? Download Moment, a phone app that tracks your daily phone usage and highlights just how much you use it. Aside from avoiding your phone though, how else can we stay focused and boost our productivity levels? Read More…

Food For Thoughts

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Q: My young son has ADHD and the doctor wants to put him on Ritalin. I have some concerns about this drug. Are there any alternatives, preferably natural ones?

A: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) involves serious and persistent difficulties with attention and concentration and/or hyperactive and impulsive behaviour. It is said to affect at least five per cent of children in the UK , but the diagnosis is controversial, says Dr Alex Richardson of the Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention at Oxford University. ‘There are no objective tests, and distinctions from normal behaviour are not clear-cut. Also many different things can cause or exacerbate symptoms. You should make sure your son’s problems are not primarily caused by sleep problems, lack of exercise, or worries about school or home’. Read More…