Scatter Brained!

  • jeremylk7

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    Jan 21, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
    Anyone here scatter brained? Like unable to focus on just one task at a time. I find myself unable to get almost anything done that I'd like to because I get so many thoughts at once so I just do the easiest ones to somehow get relief.

    Anyone else like this?
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    Jan 21, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    Soooooo...... ADD? icon_neutral.gif
  • jeremylk7

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    Jan 21, 2012 11:44 PM GMT
    It does sound like it could be ADD. Does anyone here suffer from it? I am considering medication because its getting to the point where I'm having a hard time accomplishing things at my job. I am wondering what medications people have tried and what has worked for them? Thank you.
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    Jan 21, 2012 11:46 PM GMT
    I absolutely have such a hard time focusing anymo... hey look at the pretty rainbow...
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    Jan 21, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    I am like this and have the condition that you mentioned ADD
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    Jan 21, 2012 11:52 PM GMT
    Is this a recent penomenon? When I got back from a year in the middle east, I started having this same problem. Like I would lose my keys all the time or forget what someone JUST said. My friends who were with me during that time also suffered from short term memory loss. I don't have it all back, but it's 100% better now. Maybe it means that you just had a big change in your life, so you brain is all short circuited for a bit until it figures stuff out.
  • jeremylk7

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    Jan 22, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    Its not new to me however it does seem when I feel more stressed the symptoms get worse. To the point where I feel like a crack head needing more stimulation.. like videos games or jerking off or something along those lines.
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    Jan 22, 2012 12:06 AM GMT
    jeremylk7 saidAnyone here scatter brained? Like unable to focus on just one task at a time. I find myself unable to get almost anything done that I'd like to because I get so many thoughts at once so I just do the easiest ones to somehow get relief.

    Anyone else like this?


    yup all the time, but i am really good at multitasking so for me its not really a problem.icon_biggrin.gif when that happens to you try and focus on the moment and forget about all the other stuff, just give youre absolute focus and put everything you got into what you are doingicon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 22, 2012 12:08 AM GMT
    yea thats happens to me all the time. It does affect my job.
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    Jan 22, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    Try stretching your hips... I shit you not.
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    Jan 22, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    errrrr.. or was this a thread for people to complain about having a lack of attention.
  • araphael

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    Jan 22, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
    jeremylk7 saidAnyone here scatter brained? Like unable to focus on just one task at a time. I find myself unable to get almost anything done that I'd like to because I get so many thoughts at once so I just do the easiest ones to somehow get relief.

    Anyone else like this?


    The information processing dynamic you use is usually the result of growing up in a reality that demanded, for survival purposes, that many things be paid attention to at once. The possible results of you not being aware of your surroundings or environment could have had very bad results for you or those you cared about. Ultimately, this form of information processing leads to burn out or exhaustion because of the overwhelming amount of data that the average human brain has to process just in the course of a day. If you are seeking a different way of processing information in your daily life, you may want to try what's called isolation processing. Specifically speaking, what you want to try to do, on a regular basis is focus in one specific task in your day that seems to be small and/or insignificant. Ideally it should be a task that relaxes you or makes you feel somewhat at ease. Make yourself do that one little task every day, regardless of whatever else may be happening around you. You have the power to set the time of day when you will complete this task (may be when you are at home alone in your room) but try to make sure that you do it, everyday, at the same time, regardless. This is a suggestion only and in no way is suggested as an answer to your problem. I hope that it might help you though. Good luck.
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    Jan 22, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    jeremylk7 saidIts not new to me however it does seem when I feel more stressed the symptoms get worse. To the point where I feel like a crack head needing more stimulation.. like videos games or jerking off or something along those lines.

    Prolly it's more like you are over stimulated.

    You might try GABA (Gamma AminoButyric Acid) to calm your mood...

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  • jeremylk7

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    Jan 22, 2012 6:11 AM GMT
    Thanks a lot guys. I will definitely try the focusing thing and the GABA. If you have anymore suggestions feel free to keep posting!