Originally Posted by Dannyboy1
Anyone have thoughts about this? It's like my brain reboots every day and forgets everything I've learned or planned. Even periodically throughout the day I suddenly get involved with one thing and forget everything else. I think my brain shifts every time something gets boring or I hit a wall. When I write things down, I never get back to looking at it again. It's frustrating. I know I need to just commit every day to do certain things, but it's like I'm so sensitive to stimulii, that anything can throw me off. I know if I could apply everything I've learned, I could do anything.
Reads like a simple lack of concentration. I have it too: I know what I want / should be doing but I drift off. It can start with something I tell myself won't be too harmful if I get it out of the way quickly, basically, these things I refer to are all what I've come to recognize as easy pleasures, then I get absorbed in the easy pleasure, for example, posting things onto internet forums, an activity which has very little productive value for me, but is easy to accomplish, and then time slips away until the thing I was meant to do gets swept away. It's a non-work ethic I've had to develop over years and it's terribly draining on the levels of self-esteem, personal pride and satisfaction I feel about myself., so much so that my word for obtaining easy pleasures I put under the umbrella term of onanism (the word I use myself isn't so polite as that, but you can get my meaning from the one supplied!).
Sadly though, because I suffer from loss of focus and drive problem myself, for me it's like having a car with a clutch that never quite engages properly, so there is a loss of connection between my engine and my wheels, I am not about to pretend to have a solution. I would love to hear from anybody who has a mind-body clutch-fix though. Have you ever smoked the reefer? Because I think that 'helped' a lot with me. Memory loss too.