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Not being able to concentrate, especially after sport

I have this problem since I was a kid, I am good at learning and solving problems but I can never concentrate long enough to learn deeply about one subject or to solve a problem efficiently or to optimize the solution and this is taking a big hit on pursuit of my academic degree.

After I do sport or watch a movie, youtube, listen to a song, eat food that I like etc. basically anything that makes me happy I get this feeling of happines in my chest that I cannot explain and there is a storm going on in my mind it feels like I am thinking about 100 stuff at the same time and I also start to remember some of embarrassing things that happend like 15 years ago ,10 years ago and while I am remembering this stuff it feels like I am having 100 of thoughts but I really am not thinking about anything.

While in this state I am not even able to concentrate on youtube or a movie or a song, I listen to it like 20-30 seconds and than I have to change it because it starts to get boring same with youtube video or movie.

Reading or learning in this state is impossible. I have to wait for like 5-6 hours to calm down or maybe even a day until i can calm down and do something, this is very problematic.

This effect is most powerfull after sport or physical labour

If anyone knows anything or has any Idea, please help
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Sorry you are having this difficulty.  Have you ever been evaluated for add?  That has some similar traits to what you describe.  I have a son that does not have add but reports some of what you do. To read a passage is difficult for him to stay with it.  He's quite intelligent with IQ testing done putting him in the gifted category but still reading comprehension was a battle because he didn't stay focused.  We implemented some strategies.  One thing to help him stay engaged is to not just read or listen to something but to actively take notes or highlight text.  This strategy has done wonders for keeping him engaged in text and not 'drifting' off to other thoughts.  He also often listens to text while reading.  Now, I also have another son that has a neurological disorder called sensory integration disorder.  He DOES have some focus and processing issues.  He's also quite bright.  He is easily distracted by anything and everything and can't tune things the rest of us do out.  His struggles are different than his brother.  For him, creating the right learning environment has been helpful.  His work area is  set up just so to help him.  He has things that help him stay engaged and one of the best things is oral soothing things like chewing bubble gum or chewing a mint.  Licorice is another.  These things are at his ready while he is working.  He can even have them at school. Interestingly though, exercise actually helps him calm down to work and he does it often before he gets to a homework or study session.  Michael Phelps is a famous ADHD kid who used swimming almost like medicine to sooth his nervous system.  

Anyway, have you tried any of these types of things?
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Thanks for the response, no I haven't been evaluated for add, thats true highlighting text or taking Notes helps ALOT, what I also do is "burst" learning, I read for a minute or two then I go on the phone or on some webpage to "recharge" my focus, but none of these are optimal solutions unfortunatly, it would be great to know if there were some medicaations that would help with this.

Thanks for the pointers I will have to find Time to visit my doctor and to get tested.
You should get evaluated for ADD.  Also, don't be in a rush to get medications, they are often necessary but come with their own problems.  They are seldom a magic solution.  Also, there really is no such thing as an IQ test.  There are tests that measure what the people who devise a test believe you should know, but that doesn't measure what you're capable of learning, which is what intelligence is.  Many a highly intelligent person has been relegated to thinking he or she is not because an IQ test falsely told them so.  Just assume we're all born with the same biological equipment and unless something is wrong with that equipment we're all of relatively equal intelligence -- there are no "gifted" people, but there are people who are much more highly motivated than others to learn.  We know that IQ tests are highly culturally biased, with the more affluent and white scoring higher than others.  We know that they can only measure what those writing the tests know, which means by definition it is a measure of knowledge, not the ability to learn.  Just assume you are capable of learning if you really want to  do so and if you're not, try to figure out why.  Clearly all of us are better at some things than other thing, but we probably will never really know why.  So, let's go to the point where you are diagnosed by a really good psychologist and are determined not to have ADD, or you have a very borderline case that needs no medical intervention.  What can you do?  There are ways to learn to focus on one thing at a time.  You seem to have symptoms of ADD, so definitely get evaluated.  This is if you don't have it.  There are things you can do to improve focus.  For example, if sports activity diminishes your focus, don't study right after exercising.  Wait a bit, do something else, cool down.  Meditation can greatly improve focus.  For everyone there are tricks.  For me, I used to doodle every time I was in class and took extensive notes to keep myself awake and focused.  I did this all the way through two graduate degrees, so it was always a problem for me to sit still and focus without doing something to keep me from getting bored.  When I studied, when I was young I turned on the TV or music to drown out all the other distractions.  When I got further along, I went the opposite way and studied in the library in the stacks away from everyone else so I could just completely lose myself in what I was studying.  When I needed to think, I would often pace to burn energy so my mind could focus.  My ability to focus was my strength, but I had all these tricks to allow me to do that.  You might be able to find your own tricks, and know that it's not easy for many people to truly focus.  That's why I recommend meditation, it's intended to teach focus and to let irrelevant thoughts our brain gives us just pass along.  My main point is this:  Assume you can do this.  Then look for the means to do so.  Peace.
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