I'm notorious for not being able to concentrate. Seriously, I'm not sure how I made it through school and got straight A's. Perhaps I've developed A.D.D. as an adult? In fact, I'm pretty sure I have. My counselor a few months ago asked me if I had ever been diagnosed. I laughed it off at the time, but the more I think about it, the more I wonder "is she right?"
I'm the kind of person who "multi-tasks." However, I multi-task in a chaotic way. I'm all over the place. Right now I have five windows open in my Internet explorer, and I keep bouncing from one to the other. I have a grant up, which I should be reviewing, and I have been off and on, in between the other Internet tasks I've started. Then I look through the mountain of paperwork on my desk. Then back to the Internet. Then to the email I started but never finished from 9:00 a.m. this morning (It's now 2:00 p.m., mind you.) This is my day. This is how it is every day. However, today it's worse than normal.
Do you ever have so much to do that you are in denial mode? I think that's the point I'm at now. Last week, when at a work conference, I made a to-do list that covered the entire page, single-spaced. Have I gotten any of it done? Heck no. I can't seem to keep on task. I even bought one of those "To Do" sheets at the $1 Spot at Target. It remains in the celophane.
I joke and say to my husband I need a personal assistant. I dedicated 2013 to be the year of organization. But...I'm failing thus far. So maybe I need to put out a Craigslist ad. "Seeking someone incredibly organized to follow me around, constantly telling me what to do and hitting my hand with a ruler when I stray off task." God knows what I'll get from that, but at this point today? I'm just about ready to try anything.