Why You Should Go Stare at a Wall Everyday

ADHD

Most people know the mental illness, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also known as attention-deficit disorder (ADD). ADHD is a mental disorder that occurs when the brain lacks the neurotransmitter norepinephrine.

  1. Look at my phone
  2. Brush my teeth
  3. Run downstairs to get to online school on my laptop
  4. Listen to music while cooking
  5. Go back to class on my laptop

A Low Attention Span

This constant stimulation once in a while is not bad because your brain doesn't get used to it but when it does, it becomes a problem. After you start doing these things every day, your brain starts to crave this stimulation and another neurotransmitter comes into play, dopamine. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that makes you feel happy or motivated.

What Can We Do?

During quarantine, most of our lifestyles changed a lot to be technology-based. Before it, we were forced to physically go to school and work and give ourselves a break from the stimulation.

  • going on a walk
  • exercise
  • listen to binaural beats
  • try to do tasks without music
  • take breaks that require physical work(cooking, puzzles, board games)
  • make some hobbies that require concentration(drawing, painting)
  • while eating think about the different things you’re tasting
  1. Brush my teeth
  2. Make breakfast
  3. Talk to my mom
  4. Watch a quick YouTube video on my TV
  5. Plan out my day
  6. Online school

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Varsha Prasad

Varsha Prasad

A student interested in emerging tech