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What Am I Missing? — ADD Tip o the Day 326
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My take is there is a lot more information available now that we have the web, but I need to keep reminding myself that reading about it or watching it is NOT doing it. I built a rowboat thanks to some great information and support on the web. It is something I had always wanted to do. I realized though, about half way through it, that if I had spent all the time working on the boat that I had spent reading about working on the boat, I could have built 10 of them. Like Joyce, I get “sucked in” so I have to watch it with the computer and TV and reading. I have found that I can do my work while listening to audio books though, so sometimes that helps me stay on task.
congratulations on the boat! i am impressed.
i have to remind myself that buying a book is not the same as reading it and having it on the shelf is not the same as having the knowledge that’s in it.
i think there is some work i can do while listening, not while watching tho. good tip!
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that is a great strategy and I am going to try it.
interesting that i can sit down and read a whole book if i’m interested in it, but assume i can’t do the podcasts etc. technologically challenged, no patience, too busy, etc. the small chunks is a very good strategy for a lot of things.
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They work just fine for me but that is because I don’t sit down to listen to a whole one. I do 2 minutes or so and then pause it as I feel the concentration going. Then I do something else. It might take me a whole week to listen to a podcast, read a book, write an essay or whatever, but by breaking it all into small chunks I stay busy all day AND at the end of the week I’ve listened to several podcasts, read a couple of books, written a few articles, completed a book chapter and so on and so on. I couldn’t do that without my ADHD I believe!
thank you. I am thinking of trying one of those things if i can do something else at the same time, guess it would need to just be audio, or maybe i could exercise while i watch video. Guess it is a matter of patience, or just some kind of mental block.
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I tend to have the opposite problem- I say I get “sucked into” the videos- though, I’m talking about the funny or cute youtube videos, and I find that within a few minutes 3 hours have gone by! 🙂
Then the other thing I do is I have a ton of stuff that I “intend” to watch- stuff that’s “good”- I have probably months worth of “A Minute With (John C.) Maxwell” web videos…so something that should take a minute a day has added up to hours of time that I just don’t have! But I can’t bring myself to delete them.
I’m sort of assuming that you are saying you don’t have the patience to sit through those things. And actually- as I am writing I am listening to a conference call. I probably should be doing dishes instead of being on the computer…but I generally do something else while I’m listening to calls or audio files. Not sure if it’s an ADD thing or just me, or you, or society that says “you must multi-task!”
So…I guess I didn’t exactly answer your question at all… 🙂 But I enjoy conversing with you, Doug.
Thanks for sharing yourself.