(Closed) Completely Unable to Concentrate

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

how about using a checklist that only has the top 5 priority items on them? When I really need to focus but can’t, i use headphones and play music.

Post # 4
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599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yeah, I can’t function wothout a check list at work. I am an accounting assistant and am basically in charge of daily business at the place I work. I have so many things running around in my head on a daily basis that need to get done. If I didn’t write down things right as I think of them, lots of this stuff would slip my mind! I am religious about it.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

I sometimes try to really micromanage myself when I can’t concentrate. I make a few lists:

5 things that need to happen in the next 5 mins

5 things in the next 5 hours

5 things in the next 5 days

And just get going from there. Lists always help me, because then I feel like I’m accomplishing something when I cross it off.

Post # 6
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599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yeah I love crossing things off. But like Penguin says, it can be death if you make your list too big! I do my lists at work by week. And I did my wedding list just a few tasks at a time. I would accomplish a few, cross them off, feel super awesome for a few seconds, then try to come up with some more tasks to replace the ones I had crossed off.

It feels great now because I am actually getting to a point where I don’t have many more tasks to fill in the ones that have been crossed off!

I do struggle with the things you have said. Sometimes I get up from dinner, go off to do something, forget I was eating dinner (?!?) and my fiance will call me from the kitchen “Errr… are you planning on finishing?” HAHA I think its fairly normal, try not to worry too much ^__^

Post # 8
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385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Penguin, I like your list idea with the different times.  I will have to try that.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have about 15 lists going right now…I am in the same boat as you. I can’t keep my mind on work, and when I am home, sometimes the lists seems so overwhelming, I don’t even know where to start, so I don’t. I think the shorter lists like Ms. Penguin suggested would be a godsend. At least there’s only 5 things to worry about rather than 50. 

Post # 11
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512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Talk to you Dr. and they can write you are prescription if necessary Strattera, it’s for concentration and ADHD med. It can be used occassionally or on a regular.

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