Originally Posted by pyrogen
Have you been checked for ADHD or other organic causes to your confusion and clutter? I would rule that out first. Always get the hardware checked before you start working on the software. The best software in the world won't make a bit of difference if your motherboard is fried, or your hard disk has a head crash.
P/D and I/M is software.
Your health is hardware.
Poor diet (especially if it's high in carbohydrates and artificial junk) can cause brain fog, and if you have trouble fixing this issue then perhaps you should look into the issue of food addictions. Bad food is physiologically addictive.
Subclinical hormone issues can wreak all kinds of mental havoc. I have (severe, not subclinical) hyperthyroidism, and when it's untreated I am CRAAAAZEEEEEE.
ADHD can cause this, too. All of your stuff to me sounds like classic ADHD. The medication for it works, is short-acting, and is a good stopgap measure that gives you enough time to develop better P/D and organizational skills.
Agreed, I came to that. I was a good manifester but a poor maintainer. All the job/career LOA in the world made no difference for me until I started treating my health and ADHD issues... which affected my ability to use the most basic of PD. Rockchick's scattered thinking, confusion, and disorganization remind me of me, two years ago.
I don't have health insurance so I can't go to the doctor. And paying out of pocket would be more than I have (I'm already in debt and barely scraping by).
But I won't go on drugs though, I would sooner change my diet, which I have as much as I can, but since I can't buy all my groceries, I have to take whatever people give me and so I get a lot of ramen noodles and rice a roni and tv dinners, etc.