Originally Posted by pyrogen
Secondly, in your case, your health is so bad presently due to bad diet (I can recognize brainfog a mile away, it's all over your posts) that perhaps the organic farm setup would be the best. You'd be able to eat appropriately, and that should be the first priority. You'd have a chance to detox and clear your mind. You can do it for a year then go on tour. The problem is that we can't really have a conversation with the brainfog, and with the brainfog you are in no position to try to fix your life. You can't go to school with brainfog anyway and hope to succeed. And you can do online classes; anything is possible these days. If a Navy man could do courses while on a ship in the middle of the Indian Ocean, you can do the same while on an organic farm.
Wow I never realized my "brainfog" was that bad. How have I been able to get through life like this?!
I never ate good my entire life, so how did I get through high school? How was I ever able to work? I never had these types of problems before. I am eating better NOW than I did my whole life.
I think it's mostly due to analysis paralysis, and probably made worse by the fact that I mostly sit around all day on the computer. Maybe my brain is getting fried by the radiation!
I also hardly ever get sunlight, I'm sure that doesn't help. I've been on the night schedule now for about 6 years, I suppose that isn't good either.
Third, this is where the 30 day trials and such come in. You don't need to do every hobby at once. You can try to rotate the hobbies. Why not do a thirty (or seven, if 30 is too daunting) day trial of narrowing your focus a little? I've taken time off from art to do music, for example, and sometimes take time off from music to do art. When I did art for a living, I did something else for my hobby.
This sounds like a good idea, and it will work for some of my interests. But I am not going to go into debt for something I'm only going to do for a week or 30 days. I really don't think any of my interests are free. Let me check my list...
Uh oh. Out of all the things I want to do, only ONE is completely free! And that's writing.
See, most of my interests are things I can't just go out and do in my spare time or in a week, they're things that involve a few thousand dollars at least, MANY months, knowing the right people (which could take years), they're not just things I can "try on" for a 30 day trial. As I was looking at my list, I forgot one I added last year that I never talk about...stormchasing. And when I checked on the tours you can get on, I'm not exaggerating, they were $2000 give or take (depending on how professional you want to go...but when you're right next to a tornado you do NOT want to be with a bunch of amateurs!
) Boy if I suddenly won the lottery I would have the best 5 years of my life.
[quote]You really might have ADHD. It's worth looking into. You don't really need to see anyone about it unless you want medicine, which you've indicated that you don't. If you do go to school, you can get this checked out at the school, most schools will do evaluation. I'm not medicated anymore and I'm coping... much better than before the dx. If all else fails, just google ADHD, you will pretty much know for youself if you have it or not, and read about the coping skills.[quote]
Yeah I'm really curious. I'm gonna check right now so I can include it in this post...
- difficulty paying attention to details and tendency to make careless mistakes in school or other activities; producing work that is often messy and careless
This is not me at all, when I do things I am so careful about them being perfect, I have to plan it out so it's perfect!
- easily distracted by irrelevant stimuli and frequently interrupting ongoing tasks to attend to trivial noises or events that are usually ignored by others
Hmmm...trivial noises or events? I can't say that distracts me. I can often sit on the internet with the tv on and I couldn't tell you what they were talking about.
- inability to sustain attention on tasks or activities
I can't give full attention only if I have no interest in the task or activity, or if I'm bored and got what I wanted out of it. But doesn't everyone act like this sometimes?
- difficulty finishing schoolwork or paperwork or performing tasks that require concentration
I'm not sure if this is me either, sometimes I have the concentration of an eagle, it all depends on my level of interest.
- frequent shifts from one uncompleted activity to another
Ok this one is a big yes, I can see that! I'm surrounded by unfinished projects. But if I only had one interest, it wouldn't be this way.
But I think anyone who is lazy is a procrastinator, and being lazy is definately not a symptom of ADHD!
This one could be yes or no, because even though all my stuff is just laying around wherever there is room for it, I have to be very organized when it comes to each project itself. I spent 3 hours the other day labeling pages in a notebook that I'm using as my food information book. I even printed out sticky paper that said "fruits" "vegetables" "pasta", etc. and stuck them on evenly spaced apart sections of the notebook (and yes I counted the pages so each section would have the same amount!
) Could I have a little OCD too?
- forgetfulness in daily activities (for example, missing appointments, forgetting to bring lunch)
Forget lunch!? If that ever happened that means I'm sick. I NEVER forget plans either, I write them on my calendar the minute I make them.
- failure to complete tasks such as homework or chores
I wouldn't say I fail to do my chores, I just procrastinate doing them. But it's a funny thing about chores though, once I start those, I don't stop until I'm done.
- frequent shifts in conversation, not listening to others, not keeping one's mind on conversations, and not following details or rules of activities in social situations
Eh, no, I'm not like this at all. I listen to others more than I do anything else because I'm so quiet. And I have never had any problems following rules.
- having difficulty playing quietly or engaging in quiet leisure activities
I love being quiet. Nobody ever knows I'm here.
Ehh, no, I prefer to have ONE thing to do each day and the first part of my day I have to prepare for that thing and then afterwards unwind from that thing. I HATE when I have more than 3 things to do in a day. This is probably not good for someone who is trying to squeeze 20 interests into a year!
Wow, actually this is pretty important information that I should keep in mind. If I hate having so much to do in a day, and I like quietness and being alone most of my day, I'm not going to do too well if I ever have to have more than one job.
- often talking excessively
Couldn't be more unlike me. I TYPE excessively though!
Well, I'm gonna say I don't have enough of the symptoms, what do you guys think?