I often say that what some people call ADHD, I call multi-tasking. I’ve never been diagnosed with ADHD but I’d bet that there’s a good percentage of those who work in the internet space who would agree, to some extent, that they have it. There are always so many opportunities that need our attention that it’s hard not to be a little scatterbrained.
It doesn’t help that we’re always connected. For instance, I spent the day at Walt Disney World, riding rides and doing research for a conference I’m planning in a few weeks. (No really—it WAS research!!) The beauty of the day was that I was able to answer emails while waiting in line for rides. However, that was also the downside to the day as I was constantly staring at my phone. At one point, all four of us that were together were all on our phones.
The distractions are always available and I hate when I get antsy to check my phone while sitting face-to-face with someone. HOW EFFING RUDE IS THAT?!?! And yet…it still happens, sometimes without realizing what we’re even doing. I will say that it’s been a few years since I’d wake up every night to check the Blackberry for emails. Maybe it’s because I’m using an iPhone now which is *thankfully* without the blinking red light, taunting and teasing me about new emails waiting for me.
It actually feels good to write this all down. I have this blog and have neglected it for so long. It has such a pretty design thanks to a great friend and yet, I don’t pay attention to it. Truth be told, it’s not only because I have other distractions, but the list of reasons includes overthinking the posts and it’s so hard for me to slow my brain down enough to get my thoughts out in a coherent way. Sprinkle all of that with the fact that I have the worst grammar ever (hey–I’m from Oklahoma. What do you expect?!) and the anxiety is too much to bear.
However, it’s a new day and as Michael Jackson said, I’m gonna make a change…
I’m going to try to get my thoughts down in this space at least once a week. I consider it a way to discipline myself to ignore all of the distractions as well as a way to focus on myself and my thoughts. Need to wipe some of those cobwebs out of my headspace a bit!
Now…wonder what I’ve missed on Twitter in the 10 minutes it took me to get this out. 😉