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I guess thats what you call it, do you like ever get to where if you are tying to concentrate on something you can't hear the other things going on. Like if you are on the computer and the phone at the same time, your buddy is talking but your trying to read an email .. now you haven't heard a word they said.. I used to be able to multitaksk.. like that... I find from thinking all the time, My mind can't seem to multitask... anyone similar to that experience?
 
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for sure...and this is one part of my life that I still struggle with from time to time.
I'd like to hear how other people have made this better as well.

I am ESPECIALLY bad if I didn't get enough sleep the night prior (which I usually don't, because I super hyper vigilant, and sleeping means I am missing something. heh...)
 

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kchendrix,

That is my life - my attention span is that of a flea, but I'm able to absorb thousands of pieces of information all about me at the same time - just not deeply. My life is like a constant fuzz, I'm constantly getting interference from "background radiation" all around me.

The only way I can describe my day is exhausting - always. It takes so much energy to stay grounded in the world around me that it's often easier to just flitter off in my imagination - or simply find one single thing that is absorbing to me (physically and mentally) and just do it over and over again.

An example of this is darts - I'm a killer dart player, at my peak I was quite good at throwing ton eighties consistently. The act of doing something simple, yet highly focusing was always very appealing to me. It's as if my mind wants a simple thing to dock with, and then I'm good - one or two more things and I'm like an egg cracked all over the place.
 

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THat a great Idea ben..... Darts... I love that and you do have to concentrate...

My life too has become fuzz..... It's like too much input or something... Man I am so glad you all are around to sound stuff off of.

Thanks
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I'm treating myself as an experiement, I guess, given that I'm sometimes very, very healthy - and at times only somewhat healthy (healthy = not depersonalized).

I can see what works for me and what doesn't fairly easily, then. It seems to be that things that engage us physically and mentally prevents our mind from chewing on us.

Juggling, darts, weight lifting, cycling, chess, etc (even sex). Anything that requires you do something physical and mental is good. Being engaged is the trick to recovery, I believe. Understanding our issues is a comletely different matter altogether (and often clouds the ultimate goal: simply feeling better).
 

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I'm definitely going to go find sex now, seeing as ben pointed out it would be beneficial to my mental health!

sweet!
 

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Ben said:
The only way I can describe my day is exhausting - always. It takes so much energy to stay grounded in the world around me that it's often easier to just flitter off in my imagination - or simply find one single thing that is absorbing to me (physically and mentally) and just do it over and over again.
totally empathise with this. Everyday, irrespective of whether I've been lolling on the sofa or furiously busy at work, I feel battered, mauled, drained and frankly knackered from keeping my mind in check. It's like I'm bloody Sisyphus or something! Not keeping it in check is the only way I can relax. And then I feel dreadful from the thoughts that pour in. Dull rock and hard place type stuff.

Ben said:
The act of doing something simple, yet highly focusing was always very appealing to me. It's as if my mind wants a simple thing to dock with, and then I'm good - one or two more things and I'm like an egg cracked all over the place.
Yep. Pool, football, making tea, playing pooter games. Nothing productive unfortunately :p

Some kind of off-switch would be brilliant. Just flip the switch and .... relax. Any neurosurgeons or nanotechnicians reading??? :shock:
 

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...hey man, Xanax use to do it for me. I stopped taking it though 'cause the doctor's said I didn't need it (jerks). Anyway, for some reason I really liked that shit.

I will be seeing my doctor sometime next week for perscription medication against my ADHD - and so we'll see how this does against the DP/DR. I'm very anxious to find out if the correlation I think exists, actually exists....the problem is that the disorder only seems to hit me anymore under periods of extreme stress or when traveling - other than that I'm almost completely grounded.
 
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