Reversed focus syndrome

The challenge of reversed attention. Both on the trails and on work

Being where we are not

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt. Hiking.org

It is a feeling of having too many thoughts on work while being with the family, or friends. And then the reversed situation. Sitting back at the office realizing you were on the trails, but not really there

Reversed focus syndrome, think we all know it, but couldn’t find a word in the dictionary for it.

Hiker with two kids out on a trail, thinking about the office. Hiking drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt
Being out on the trails – thinking about the office
man in the office thinking of his two kids out on a trail, Hiking drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt
Sitting in the office – thinking about the kids and hiking

Both drawings version:

Drawing of man on a hike, thinking about his work and in the office thinking of his two kids out on a trail, With the text "reversed focus syndrome" Hiking drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt
Thinking about work while off, and thinking about work while with the family… Could we call it “reversed focus syndrome?

Keywords: Focus, reversed focus syndrome, reality, attention, attention deficit disorder, landscapes of understanding, koncentration, hiking, outdoors, hiking.org

Hiking.org story by Frits Ahlefeldt. Drawing up how hiking can help us understand reality in new ways

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