Hyperfocus

Finally something of interest

There is a misconception that people with ADHD struggle to focus on anything. As ever with ADHD, it is not as simple as that.

People with ADHD find it very hard to focus on the uninteresting or boring. When the subject of focus is interesting or stimulating, there is no problem and we can “hyperfocus” deeply. In hyper-focus we filter out all distractions and focus intensely for exceptionally long periods of time – whether studying, playing, creating, thinking or dreaming. This is why an ADHD child is perfectly able to hyper-focus and play computer games for hours! Hyper-focus is great when used responsibly!
Hyperfocus – an intense form of mental concentration or visualization that focuses consciousness on a narrow subject, or beyond objective reality and onto subjective mental planes, daydreams, concepts, fiction, the imagination, and other objects of the mind.

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ADHD Coach, Andrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis is an ADHD Coach, writer and founder of SimplyWellbeing. He has over 15,000 hours and 18 years of experience in coaching over 500 ADHD executives, ADHD business professionals and ADHD creatives. Andrew ran a major ADHD support group and an ADHD diagnostic clinic for a while. He is an ADHD specialist backed with business expertise from a twenty years career in software, from roles in programming, through marketing, sales and to running a few software start-ups. His ADHD insight is personal, with decades understanding his own ADHD experience and in bringing up his ADHD daughter. He has published his writing primarily via this website, with interactive ADHD courses in development.

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