I have been distracted by EVERYTHING!
I'm pretty sure I suffer undiagnosed adult ADD.
I have no idea how I got through grad school with this condition. There were a lot of late night crunch time procrastination induced B level papers... But, thanks to having stacks of research pre-done but unorganized, I was able to eek the basest of A grades.
I have reached a point where my ideas and my efforts just won't align- thus distraction city!
It doesn't help that social media caters to those of us with ADD. New tweets rolling in every nano-second allow me to let my brain skip beats to multiple notions at once.
Maybe if I only followed one or two people right? I've thought of that.
Problem: You get tweet posts from about ten gazillion people you aren't even following because annoying companies keep promoting stuff I have no interest in!
I'm going to start the trend to boycott all promoted items/companies.
But, I can't blame the media. It wouldn't exist if people looking for the distraction from our mental battle didn't exist. I am basically feeding my demons!
Airplane Mode! Yes, I use it to force myself to be productive. How often? Not enough. I reset to mandatory airplane mode at least once a week for two hours. If I wanted to get more done I would be disconnected from the internet everyday- for a set amount of time: not just once or twice a week!
I feel a new goal coming on.
Also, I need to organize my frustrated mind. Just turning off the internet connection isn't enough for one as distractible as me. There is Sudoku and Bonus Words to fill the void- and those aren't dependent on the internet.
So, how do I force myself to organize a naturally and perpetually disorganized brain complicated by a sticking point in my progress?
I'm going to have to revert to Blue's Clues.
It might be because my 2 year old has that show running 24/7 right now (the Steve version- I will not acknowledge the purple shirt dude as a legitimate Blue-man).
But, there are key repetitive aspects of Blue that can help me in my distractions.
First- take things in small and simple steps.
Deal with no more than three things at a time.
Write down the three issues to be tackled in one sitting- and LITERALLY SIT DOWN TO DEAL WITH IT!!!
That's right, no eating over the sink or pacing the hallway- I have to sit down and DEAL- organize.
!). Airplane Mode Goal- has to be upped to every day. *Grunt
2). Three step tackle- (I literally had to stop myself from skipping to football after writing that- I may be worse than I thought on the distractible dilemma).
Sit and work on three points relating to one thing at once- not three separate projects, but organize one thing into three manageable steps or points.
This is going to be challenging- yay, I like a challenge!
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