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Micro-Transition

What do you mean that's not a word???

Last Friday I talked about transitioning, and since I hate to transition, I may just keep talking about it now that I'm on the topic.

Oh, wait. On Monday I talked about Anxiety. I guess I already transitioned.

And now I'm transitioning back ... to transitioning.

But today I also want to touch on how Hyper-focus, or perseverance, play a role in our issues with transitioning.

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Transitioning: It’s Taken Fifty Eight Years

Aah, do I have to?

As a child, like all other children, I did not transition from one thing to another easily. We need the development of our brains for that.

And for some of us that development never becomes complete, leaving us with varying degrees of ability in that regard.

But what is transitioning? Well, let me tell you.
Transitioning is ...
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A Comment, And An Answer

Sometimes I reply ... at least I try to

So here's a write these posts, and often people comment on them. I try to answer them, but I'm a busy ADHD boy.

Lots of times they grab my attention and I write a response. But other times I don't even see them. You should know that there are editors at Psych Central, this is no kiddy-show set up. These people are professional.

But today,...
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Staying On Time

Still timing things ...

Staying with our theme of time for one last post, I'm going to try to outline how a lack of time perception destroys the ADHD day.

Yes, there are obvious things to discuss, maybe all of these points are obvious, but I'm going to explore them anyway.

And I'm going to discuss them with the uninformed, non-ADHD person in mind. Let's talk, shall we?
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Rushed For Time?

Can't quite figure it out ...

So, we talked about time travel over the last two days, and the really odd thing is that I was able to discuss time with you as if I understood it.

But I don't. I don't understand time. And here's some of the problem ...

Today I'm in a hurry. I have things to do and I'm happy about that, but it's because I've been rather sick with a...
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The Don’ts Of Time Travel

Don't do it!

Last Friday we discussed how to time travel.

We learned that it is mono-directional and difficult to control.

And I told you how I learned to do it, and why I learned to do it.

I did not tell you why you should do it or under what circumstances it would be considered a good idea.
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Gathering Wool

All wound up in imagination

When I was a lad, there were many times when I was required to sit still.

Now I can tell you that, as a person with ADHD for whom the capital 'H' actually is applicable, that wasn't easy.

But I'm not primarily hyperactive, nor am I primarily inattentive. I'm combined type.

And that has helped me ... somewhat.
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It’s About Life

Not just my life ...

Every two or three days I post here about ADHD. It's a pretty regular thing. I haven't missed publishing three posts a week in almost six years now.

That's a lot of words, a lot of titles, a lot of headings, and a lot of images.

And sometimes I write a post and when I give it a title, it turns out I've used that title before.

And I'm well aware...
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The Harder Alternative

A sign of hard times

It's hard having ADHD. I mean, I think it's hard. I can't really say that not having it would be easier since I've never not had ADHD.

I assume it's hard because I know that ADHD is a collection of conflicting paradoxical issues that won't let up.

Conflicts like the fact that we can focus on things to the exclusion of all else, but we can't really choose what...
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I Hate Being Sick

Health Care for the distracted ...

There are some things that are universal. Whether you have ADHD or not, very few people like being sick.

I'll admit that there have been times when I've been under the weather and felt like I appreciated the excuse to take a break, but I've never really enjoyed being ill.

And I confess that being sick makes me appreciate things like slippers, sweaters, blankets, soup, and other things...
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