Talking Wellness With Peter: Improve Your Focus [VIDEO]

In this video, Dr. Peter Borten shares some insight into why attention and focus problems (ADD, ADHD) are so prevalent these days, and some simple and natural ways we can improve our focus and ability to concentrate.

What do you do to temper the constant influx of information in your life and remain focused?  Please share in the comments below!

32 thoughts on “Talking Wellness With Peter: Improve Your Focus [VIDEO]

  1. Thanks for the video! I love the point about focusing on digestion. Excellent advice! Other things that help me with focus are having a wired internet connection (Wi-Fi causes anxiety), using my cell phone as a phone only, and closing my social media accounts. I gave up binging on netflix about a year and a half ago and have noticed a hugely positive impact. Using my dreambook planner also really helps me stayed focused on my projects! ; )

    1. You’re welcome, Kristina! I’m glad the Dreambook is helping, plus the other strategies you’ve come up with (using your phone only as a phone, etc.). I like to think we can continue to have social media accounts and other influences that have certain benefits but which also present a strong risk for addictive behavior … however, when it becomes clear that we’re not engaging with them in an entirely conscious & measured way, sometimes total avoidance is the best course.
      Be well,

  2. All right Peter! Amen. Thank you for this talk.

    1. You’re welcome, Adrienne. I’m glad you liked it.

  3. A very timely discussion. Snow days help. A month off helps. Trying focus when you feel like you are running out of time…
    a walk in the woods, on a beach, in a hammock, trying to not think just be is one of the most difficult things to do. Our conscious mind never seeming to relax…until we sleep…if we sleep…long enough to disconnect. The information…data…flow of doing can be overwhelming and finding ways to disconnect…slow down…in this fast pace world where you will get left behind if you don’t keep up. It seems to be the way of the world.

    A touch, a hug, eye contact, a smile can slow us down and reconnect us more than the devices. Being able to talk to someone that thinks and you are able to discuss life without judgement, so you can get another perspective.

    Buying flowers to arrange inside when it is cold out side to give something beautiful to pause and focus on for a time…not too long…a pause…slow the brain. Hug a tree if there is no one to hug you. Watch the sun set…slowly…it takes its time …so focus on the bright sun and clouds and the color change of the sky as it looses the light to the starry darkness. Breath.

    1. Thanks, Flower. Yes – all of these little rituals, all these opportunities for deeper connection, even though they may occur in the midst of so much busyness and overstimulation, they can make such a difference. They become anchors throughout our day, pulling us back into the present, into the beauty and grace of now.

  4. i really loved this video!

    1. Thanks, Emily!

  5. This was interesting & helpful. Thank you.

    1. You’re welcome, Donna!

  6. Nice, simple, easy to digest video.
    Bravo and thank for sharing…the video,and ideas.
    Great food for thoughts.

    1. Thanks, Brigitte. It’s funny, as I was re-watching it, I thought, “Uh oh, despite emphasizing the ‘digestion’ of ideas, I think I said too much!” So, I’m glad you found it simple & easy to digest!
      Be well.

  7. This was a great video- thank you so much! I am new to Dragontree and look forward to learning more through your site.

    1. Thanks, Sonja! Welcome!

  8. I glean so much from your and Briana’s videos. Thank you so much for affecting positive change in so many by sharing your gifts. <3 I have much gratitude for you both.

    1. I’m so glad to hear it, Debby. And you’re welcome.

  9. Thank you for sharing this video. A lot of great food for thought.

    1. You’re welcome, Carol

  10. Thank you so much for this video! It really resonated for me, as I’ve spent the last year dealing with autoimmune digestive issues. I found a holistic health practitioner and have noticed huge improvements in my physical and mental health, but I’ve had to become incredibly mindful of everything I eat. Just a few days ago I was noticing that my mental focus is much sharper than it was last year – but I hadn’t made the connection until seeing this! It’s so amazing to me to realize (again, and again) how interconnected every aspect of life is.

    1. Thanks for sharing, Jennifer. I’ve heard stories like yours many times – for whatever reason, a person goes on a cleaner or simpler diet, or at least begins to eat more deliberately, and then they notice they’re much sharper!

  11. Just finishing up my first few days of the 108 days…this video was apropos to this new venture and what I’ve delved into wholeheartedly over the past year of life: lifestyle change with food, digestion and healing at a cellular level being primary. Looking forward to more encouraging words, ideas and insight from you.

    1. Thanks, Cynthia! Good for you for bringing more consciousness into your life.

  12. Thank you Peter. After watching your good video I see I need to plan and prioritize some data free time. I’m looking forward to warmer weather and getting outdoors more too. Thank you again for good information. Have a spectacular day!

    1. You’re welcome, Shannon. Yes, it’s something we all need. We have to be still sometimes to tune in to the subtle beauty and natural cues around us – and access a wonderful sense of peace and balance.

  13. I watched this video while eating lunch at work with my computer open. So yes my focus is far from sharp. I really feel like the video pierced my skull though. Especially the point of getting into nature. I’ve started ‘earthing’ (going outside barefoot so that I can exchange energy with the earth) it literally works instantly. I also really heard your message about the mind and the GI tract. Changing the way that I eat sounds nearly impossible, but this video makes me think HOW I eat may be as important as WHAT I eat. Thanks for this insightful thought-provoking video.

    1. Hi Jordan, I’m glad it came at the right time for you. It’s great to hear about your powerful earthing experiences. And yes, it IS at LEAST as much about HOW as WHAT! (Actually, I have an online nutrition course and it’s called HOW to Eat.)

  14. Thank you for this. Focus>Energy>Power…very helpful images in a compact package! Thank you!

    1. You’re welcome, Pam.

  15. Thank you, Peter. As Ram Das wrote, “Be here now”. His message still resonates after all these years and your presentation brings literal focus to those concepts. Shutting it all down in order to focus has always been a challenge.

    Thanks for your continued good work.

    1. You’re welcome, Stuart. Yes, here and now are all there is!
      Be well,

  16. I originally clicked on the email about the chakras not realizing this was a mistake. It was not a mistake, however because I believe in synchronicity. This resonated so much with me, as one of the things I really wanted to focus on this year was mindful eating. Although I eat a vegan diet, a few pounds every year keep sneaking on. Living alone also makes eating a time I want to be also doing something else to pass the time. So mindful eating is one of my Habit Tracker items I have been working on. I love how you used the word digestion to mean of food and information and this makes a lot of sense that focusing on one digestive process at a time will result in a more efficient result.

    1. Hi Kit,
      I’m glad you got what you needed!
      Be well.

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