Are You Easily Distracted?

distractedLife today is far from simple and sometimes it’s difficult to focus. But guess what? There’s something you can do about that.

According to recent research, our ability to concentrate is decreasing. We’re becoming more scattered, more distractible. There are quite a few reasons why you might find it difficult to concentrate. It could be a habit that’s retraining your brain to scatter it’s focus–like too much texting or not paying attention to environmental factors, like light and noise, when you’re trying to focus. Lack of concentration can also be due to medical or psychological issues, which are often excellent reasons to regularly visit your massage therapist.

“Concentration is the secret of strength.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803)

Most people have trouble concentrating because of anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, or sleep issues. Others because of fungal infections, recreational drug use, hormonal imbalances, anemia and several other maladies. And, as we all get older, our ability to ignore distractions decreases, so it’s more difficult to stay on task.

More than 90% of visits to doctors are stress-related, and, as you might imagine, increased stress decreases concentration. Luckily massage is an exceptionally effective way to manage all the symptoms of stress. Massage reduces muscle tension, can help relieve pain, improves blood circulation and can improve sleep. Massage also encourages the release of endorphins–which explains why we feel good after a massage and why there’s a reduction in symptoms related to depressing and anxiety. Regular massage can actually make significant behavioral impacts and help improve concentration. It can also improve productivity.

Smart people recognize the logic of regular massage as a drug-free alternative. Many actors get a massage before they go on set. So do some game show winners, politicians, public speakers, professional athletes and doctoral students. All these people notice that they’re just BETTER after massage. You can be too. Call a qualified massage therapist today.