Sometimes it’s said that those of us with ADD ADHD can’t focus. I believe it’s more accurate to say we can’t control our focus.
Often I can’t focus on things that are important but I can hyperfocus on other things.
Hyperfocus can be very useful. I can get a lot done. But it can be a real problem because I can’t control it. I can’t choose what to hyperfocus on and I can’t un hyperfocus when I need to.
I may have trouble focusing on this post and getting it started and sticking with it once I start instead of getting distracted into several other directions. But I can hyperfocus on a computer game for hours even though I eventually realize it’s a total waste of time.
” But just one more game. I bet I can do better this time.”
“Focus Center” – A Hypothetical Part Of Our Brain
Most people’s focus center is turned on if something is important.
Ours is turned on if something is personally interesting, novel, challenging or has an immediate heavy deadline and consequence. It may or may not be important.
Important is not important to us.
Strategies and Medications
The purpose of the medications is to help us focus.
Many of our strategies are aimed at dealing with this focus problem.
On focus and hyper focus from carolyn
Question O the Day:
Am I an expert on ADD ADHD?
I hope to address this question soon.
I hope to address a lot of things.
If I can just focus.
or learn to use twitter? #ADD #ADHD