That’s a quote from Babylon 5 for whomever is paying attention, and the quote goes something…
I took a half dose of a tablet today. So-far I haven’t killed anyone, and I was super focused all day.
As an introverted writer who also happens to be a human being, I do need social contact from time to time. And for that I go to cafes where I can get a nice Chai, sit with headphones on and studiously ignore the world whilst appearing to be a part of it.
As an adult, tell someone you have ADHD and they’ll look at you like you’re nuts.
‘Oh, that’s just for kids.’ is the familiar refrain.
I need organization. I’m not quite at the labelling soap stage, but it’s useful to know where things are.
Occam’s Razor is the idea that the simplest explanation is most likely the truth.
So when confronted my inability to complete work, to focus, and simply pay attention, the temptation is to call myself lazy.
Hyperfocus is a useful tool in many situations. It allows you to cut out all distractions and focus hard on a single task.
What it doesn’t do is allow for anything else to enter the situation, like a realisation I’ve been doing the same thing for…
So a couple of months ago, when I started realising my ADD was flaring up, I decided to seek out a support group.
I found one too. They sent out the details and all seemed well.
I can actually feel it when I start to drift. There’s a fuzziness around the back of my head, I defocus; my eyes are staring forwards, my mind is blank. It’s peaceful but there’s a hint of disquiet, like I’m trying to move but can’t.
So, my Attention Deficit Disorder has flared up recently (well, probably over the past 2–3 years) and I’ve only just noticed.
So one way I use to get around the forgetfulness and general distractibility is to write lists…