Tuesday, Jan 22 2013
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Is it possible to have adult onset ADD? I can't concentrate on anything for longer than 3 minutes. This doesn't bode well for the mountains of school work for this semester. I keep having to parse tasks down to tiny, tiny bits in order to get things done. I say, "Alright, I work on this for 5 minutes and then I can stop". And sometimes I can't even make it 5 minutes.
On a positive note, the weight is coming off. Please, Universe, let it continue. I've completely dropped my prior strategy of having one 'off plan' day per week. I have found that if I allow myself to range between 1200 and 1500, I don't NEED an 'off plan' day to make up for the misery. Not sure if this strategy will last as more weight comes off and my caloric needs decrease, but I'll have to tackle that when I get to it.
I had a mantra to get me through exams, and now I need a mantra to help me manage my anxiety about maintaining good grades (didn't see that anxiety coming) and dealing with work. I am not coming up with anything except "It doesn't matter" which although true in the cosmic sense isn't really helpful in the immediate sense.
But I need something that reminds me this is important and hard but not determinative of my value as a human being.