How I Found Focus 

Levi Chambers
Levi Chambers

I have the attention span of a goldfish. It's not a recent development; I've always had trouble focusing. In elementary school, following along in group reading was hopeless; when you can't concentrate, the works of J.K. Rowling are as complex as those of Michel Foucault.

In 2012, I graduated from college and started working for a digital marketing agency as a content strategist. A simple email or text could derail me from my entire day's work. I spent much of my time forcing myself to refocus on my job, which made productivity laughable at best. After 22 years as a space cadet, I had to make a change, and I knew the solution wasn't a prescription. Don't get me wrong; I'm not afraid of medicine, I just didn't want to depend on a pill. So, I turned to the Internet for answers.

After lots of Googling and experimenting, I discovered that diet played a significant role in the intensity of my lack of focus. Clean eating was a must, and improving my exercise habits was a good idea, too. With my new-found knowledge, I adjusted my life and immediately reaped the rewards. For the first time in my life, I could read and article and actually remember what I had just read. Amazing, right?

Through undergrad, my scholastic achievements were ordinary, and I was content with my performance. However, my new found focus inspired me to push my limits, and pursue graduate school. Two years later, I accepted my Master's Degree with honors distinction and proved nothing is permanent, and life is what you make of it.