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Attention Is A Compass

Attentive but fallible

Many people pay attention to what they are supposed to. They find it easy enough to do, apparently.

I am not one of them.

You may not be either, which would explain why you're reading this blog.

For us, paying attention is something we do constantly, but are not able to easily control our attention and make it focus on any one main thing for any length of time.
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ADHD Culture

We've got culture

Have you ever heard someone being described as having no culture?

Of course that's idiocy, everyone has culture. The culture that developed during kitchen parties in log cabins in the hills of Kentucky was as valid as the culture that steeped itself in the wonderful palaces and theatres and establishments along Vienna's magnificent Ringstrasse.

Culture is not designed, assessed, or decreed. Culture is what happens when communities are allowed to ferment.
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Mind Scattered

Hmmm ... Clean it? Rebuild it? Fold the laundry and think about it?

It's one of those days. One of those glorious days when everything seems like it should be going great. Just right. Perfect!

It seems like that. But it isn't.

I've got a bag full of things I need to get done. I know what they are.

And I've got energy to spare. I have ADHD after all, I have ADHD with the "H"...
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ADHD

A Structured Life

Not routine ...

Last night I was out with some acquaintances and the topic of holidays came up. One person at the table said that when they were on holidays, they hardly got started when they'd commence wishing they were done and returned to work.

The rest of the conversation seemed to indicate that they needed the structure of their job in order to feel comfortable.

I get that.

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ADHD Discussion

Something To Say …

Conversationally exuberant

I seem never to be at a loss for something to say. Have you noticed that about me? Have you maybe noted that about yourself?

And sometimes, I believe, it's a lack of meta-cognition. I suspect that I'm really chatty, but maybe others talk as much as I do. Maybe everyone does.

But I think perhaps the first hypothesis is the truer one. I talk. A lot.
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Motivate Me

Rather moving ...

In doing a bit of research on ADHD recently, I came across the phrase "Motivational Deficit." And I didn't like it much.

In fact, like the concept of "Attention Deficit," I think that motivational deficit is a misnomer for something that is not easily explained and certainly not labeled as easily as this.

As you know if you follow this blog, the idea that someone with ADHD has a deficit of attention...
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The Easy Part Of ADHD

This shouldn't be that hard ...

I keep trying to figure out how to deal with my ADHD.

I'm not looking for easy answers, if I were, I'd be accepting the latest fade crap that the shysters and hucksters keep putting out there.

You know, that ADHD doesn't exist (that would make it easy, eh?), or that it's my diet that causes it, garbage like that.

But I'm not accepting that, there are already plenty...
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Walk A Mile In My Shoes

These ones ... or your own would work

There are some things I like about my mind. Actually, if I'm being truthful, there are many things I like, and even love, about my mind.

I like that it is clear and sharp in some ways, even through the fuzz and buzz and static of ADHD. I love that it is constantly making connections between random things, associations that are really a stretch, but that...
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Waffling At Breakfast Time

What's for breakfast?

I'm a bit scattered this morning. I seem to be losing time. I look at the clock and think, "Gotta get up." or "Time to make breakfast." or "Time to write, right now."

Then I glance at the clock a few seconds later and ten minutes have gone by. What the helz???

So I'm trying to figure out what's causing this today, because nothing saves time like thinking about something other...
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