Tuesday, March 25, 2014

What's the Opposite of ADD?

I do NOT have ADD. Actually, I didn't 100% believe that it was a real diagnosis for a long time. Until I got to college. And my freshman roommate had ADHD. She was a ball of energy 24/7! She to walk to class and forget in the middle of pocket where she was going. She just wouldn't go to class. Sometime she would put on her makeup–she would put mascara on when eye and then get distracted and start doing something else and I would have to gently guide her back to the mirror to finish getting ready. And then I totally believed that people could have ADD!

But that was never a problem for me. In fact, probably just the opposite. As a child, you could often find me engrossed in a task. So singly minded and one track focused that it was hard to drag me away from whatever task I was doing.

Multitasking, however, is an entirely different animal! I can multitask with the best of them! Right now, I am alternating between 7 different tasks. I have a timer set for nine minutes and I switch tasks each nine minutes until all of them have been accomplished. I don't know why I feel the need to do this but for some reason it makes me feel like I'm getting more accomplished.

I also just added a dictation app to my computer so I can just talk and it will type exactly what I'm saying. I don't know if this will save me anytime, but it definitely makes typing a lot more fun! So maybe I'll actually get better at this whole blogging thing... No guarantees though.