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  • Nov 28, 2021

    Since the spring I can鈥檛 even get through an audiobook. Is this normal to have phases of attention deficit or is it time to get back on the meds

  • Nov 28, 2021

    I get the same thing. From personal experience I think it鈥檚 just a matter of honing your patience/ability to focus

  • Nov 28, 2021

    Same, happens with other medias too. Any ideas how to deal? Sometimes I feel like it's like my brain telling me to do somethin' different or try, even for short time, another hobby.

  • Nov 28, 2021

    if your schedule allows it try reading in the morning BEFORE you use the internet or any devices

  • Dec 7, 2021

    yeah ive been struggling with committing to finishing all of these books ive bought

    i smoke too much weed to concentrate on reading so i dont even bother.

    i have several books im a few chapters into that i just havent gotten around to finishing.

    definitely something i seriously need to get back into. my mental health is way better when i read for whatever reason. @op

  • Dec 7, 2021
    1 reply

    put your phone in another room

    forever

  • Dec 7, 2021
    Jim Halpert

    put your phone in another room

    forever

    and if u read from your phone download an app that blocks other apps or, even better, disinstall what distracts you

  • Dec 7, 2021

    I found that sometimes I鈥檓 not able to focus on certain books but others come easy since they are more engaging to my current interests. Try an easier read as a warm up or a favorite genre of yours

  • Dec 10, 2021

    @op exercise more

  • Nuja 馃た
    Dec 10, 2021
    1 reply

    Out attention spans get worse as we get older. Electronics don鈥檛 help at all.

  • Dec 10, 2021
    2 replies
    Nuja

    Out attention spans get worse as we get older. Electronics don鈥檛 help at all.

    my grandma 96, sharp as a tack, and reads like 5 hours a night

    this pretty normal tho OP. you're probably either reading books that don't resonate with you or going through a reading slump. some months I devour 4-6 books and other months I barely finish 1

    try reading in a new genre, free from distractions in a comfortable environment

  • Nuja 馃た
    Dec 10, 2021
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    kogoyos

    my grandma 96, sharp as a tack, and reads like 5 hours a night

    this pretty normal tho OP. you're probably either reading books that don't resonate with you or going through a reading slump. some months I devour 4-6 books and other months I barely finish 1

    try reading in a new genre, free from distractions in a comfortable environment

    I鈥檓 not saying that was objective fam haha. It鈥檚 definitely not everyone, but it鈥檚 just a theme I鈥檝e noticed amongst my peers most of us can鈥檛 focus on one thing for s***

  • Dec 10, 2021
    Nuja

    I鈥檓 not saying that was objective fam haha. It鈥檚 definitely not everyone, but it鈥檚 just a theme I鈥檝e noticed amongst my peers most of us can鈥檛 focus on one thing for s***

    electronics make things significantly worse, actually most people underestimate their impact

    @op if meds help go ahead but you should try to build up your attention span naturalistically as well. exercise, meditation, and staying away from sources of instant gratification and electronics helps immensely in my personal experience

    also reading in the morning or before sleeping like someone else suggested

    and using physical books makes things 100x easier, cant recommend them enough over e-books/audiobooks

  • Dec 12, 2021

    Damn I feel like this sometime and I've never been diagnosed with anything

  • Dec 12, 2021
    2 replies

    Put your phone in a different room out of your reach. Same with laptop, games console etc.

    Just focus on doing the first 2 minutes of the book rather than reading anything substantial like a chapter.

    There's also the chance the book you're reading just isn't interesting for you.

  • Dec 12, 2021
    PoppaDoc

    Put your phone in a different room out of your reach. Same with laptop, games console etc.

    Just focus on doing the first 2 minutes of the book rather than reading anything substantial like a chapter.

    There's also the chance the book you're reading just isn't interesting for you.

  • Dec 12, 2021
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    PoppaDoc

    Put your phone in a different room out of your reach. Same with laptop, games console etc.

    Just focus on doing the first 2 minutes of the book rather than reading anything substantial like a chapter.

    There's also the chance the book you're reading just isn't interesting for you.

    When you read on your phone

  • Dec 13, 2021
    Ronald_Vegan

    When you read on your phone

  • Dec 15, 2021

    its an everyday struggle for a lot of people who love to read. A.D.D and all those things aside, really depends on whether your life is hectic right now. really depends on how much you are concentrating on other things, on how much discipline you have. put your phone in another room when reading, even when using it for an audiobook. you really don't need your phone, as long as you have wireless headphones to control the audiobook. make reading a habit 1 hour in the morning. Listen to the audiobook as you are doing tasks - that works for me.

    on the treadmill, while driving, while cleaning, walking the dog, taking a p00p etc.

    That helps me usually get through about 10-12 books a year.

  • Dec 15, 2021

    for those that can't afford audible, find your book on audibookbay, download it to iTunes, change the file type to audiobook, add to your phone, and it'll show up in the Books App with all the controls you would find in Audible. Life changing for me.

  • Dec 22, 2021
    kogoyos

    my grandma 96, sharp as a tack, and reads like 5 hours a night

    this pretty normal tho OP. you're probably either reading books that don't resonate with you or going through a reading slump. some months I devour 4-6 books and other months I barely finish 1

    try reading in a new genre, free from distractions in a comfortable environment

    Ths works well tbh. Especially genre. I was reading some Philip K D*** books a while back and I just did not enjoy it unfortunately and went back to reading books with stronger prose writing and it works well my brain. My brain moves at crazy speeds so reading a book where the author is moving at the same pace helped me a lot get back into a comfortable reading schedule.

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