Quick Thoughts: ADHD

Quick Thoughts: ADHD
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ADHD is:

Constantly catching yourself being distracted.

Then, having to keep starting to go back to what you were doing before you got distracted.

But then realizing your ass is like 7 levels down the distraction-ception hole.

So you backtrack through each level of distraction, trying to get back to the original task you really meant to be doing.

But each step of the way, trying to remember if the reason you stopped doing that task and moved focus on something else was for a legitimate reason - like something important, or time-sensitive and urgent, which was deserving of interrupting the original task to do first - or if it's actually just a sneaky 8th level of distraction.

Or maybe the 9th? 10th? 13th even?

Continuously back and forth between tasks, getting distracted by a previous distraction and then back again.

Until suddenly you realize it's now 2:27am and you just wrote out a fucking post about your getting distracted, after backtracking only part-way back through the distractions, having worked on literally 13 different tasks but only actually completing maybe 2 or 3 of them.

"Fuck it, I'll do it tomorrow."

Pictured Below: The result of distract-ception at the end of the night.

Dual monitors, virtual desktops 1, 2, and 3. Firefox, Chrome, and Vivaldi browsers, along with a terminal window and my notes app.

And yeah, all of those open browser windows and tabs are just from tonight.

I don't wanna lose em, but if I close them I'll forget half of em, so I'll bookmark most of them, close the browsers, and do the same thing again tomorrow.