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Anyone selling some focus?

The last week has been much much better then many years prior.Maybe not physically, but mentally. But the same problem persists that always has.I can't seem to do one thing for more then a few minutes. No single task. Any single task I can perform for awhile is simply something that's varied.

Either I browse the web and go here and there, or I play some RPG with an open world and non-linear story, so I can go off and do whatever I want to. I hate games that give you no choices, no options, that restrict your map and force you to walk a path. Uhg.

I suppose, more or less, that sums up my feelings towards many events in life. Many situations have such a boring lack of variety. Sleeping, going out to eat, watching a movie... etc.

Perhaps that's why I prefer fiction and fantasy, where anything can happen and nothing is predictable. Even when I can manage to focus on something for more then a half-hour, I need music playing, or some other, second thing that my mind can switch between. Of course, multitasking erodes concentration.

So my focus has been getting worse. I'm having more fun, but getting less done! Needless to say this has been beneficial to my poetry, but stalled any forward progress on my two books. :(

I've been refining my writing process and it starts soon. I have the night shift two nights, but then I'm off sunday, monday and tuesday!

I plan to write. :D

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:) You remind me of the undisciplined acquarian mind- a constantly shifting wind that finds it hard to settle in one place- whether it be life, work, relationships, etc.

I'd recommend, as a total quack amateur, to find the three things you feel you want to do most. Then stick with it. Make them you're priority concerns. Won't be so easy, but it might add some structure for you.
 
Have you been tested for ADHD or perhaps some other cognitive condition? It isn't uncommon for adults to go through the same you're dealing with because they were never tested as a child.
 
bookmasta;bt3780 said:
Have you been tested for ADHD or perhaps some other cognitive condition? It isn't uncommon for adults to go through the same you're dealing with because they were never tested as a child.

Ah, no. I have never so much as been to any mental health specialist, psychologist, or doctor otherwise, besides eye exams, and a gluten test to see if I was intolerant.

Does seem like a strong possibility. Thanks for bringing it up. Now I probably will.
 
Since you have a job, you must be able to focus on something. I want to say, learn to task before you multi-task, but that job says you must be able to stick with something for an entire shift. (Besides, multitasking is largely myth.) When you have to. Which suggests lack of discipline as someone else stated. Or perhaps you need a greater, more significant challenge than video games. Bright people tend to get bored. Not being judgmental, just analytical with limited information.
 

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