I have slight ADD so my focus isn’t great in the first place, but when I’m depressed it becomes even more difficult. I’ve been dealing with this for years, but it’s becoming more important because it’s starting to affect my work—the art director mentioned to me in our last talk about how I need to work on how distracted I’ve been, as well as work on picking up my speed because I’ve been slower lately (which has a lot to do with the inability to focus, to be honest).
I’ve been trying hard to try and figure out what to do, and at this moment I’m kind of freaking out about it. I try really hard to focus, but even though I know that if it gets much worse I might be risking something, I can’t get my brain to settle. If anyone has any suggestions or know anything that I can do, I’d really appreciate it. Thanks.
I have severe ADD and depression. While I am able to get medication for both of these disorders. I sometimes forget to take them. When I do forget what seems to help the most, for me at least, is blocking out the things that distract me and forcing myself to get back to work. Sometimes listening to music will help block out outside sounds and distracting thoughts. Sometimes it won’t. It’s really just a matter of pushing through, and it really sucks.
If you continue to feel this way, I would suggest going to a neurologist.
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An artist should not fall in love with another artist.
A poet should not fall in love with another poet.
Play it safe. It’s easier that way.
Kiss people who can’t understand why you cry when the sun sets,
who think it is because you’re afraid of the dark.