Out of Focus

I may be alone in this, but as I get older the laser focus of my youth has been replaced with a sort of multi-taksing-attention-deficit-disorder. I find myself wondering why I went into the Kitchen for the fourth time and what was so important that I went after it four times. As I stand there in the kitchen, bewildered, I wonder if I’m slowly losing my mind or getting early onset Alzheimer’s.

Somewhere between raising children, climbing that corporate ladder, and trying to “work on myself” I left something behind – my mind!  I once could sit down and churn out 30 pages worth of writing without an iota of effort. Not now. My mind seems to wander and I lose my focus.

This condition complicates everything but makes sitting down to write really, really hard.  I think of a thousand things I need to do that have nothing to do with writing. I get up and do some of them and others I forget before I actually get there to do them – like whatever was in the kitchen. Yeah, I know this sounds like procrastination, and it is. But, it’s part of the same problem – being scatter-brained. How did this happen? When did this happen? I guess I’ll never know for sure, so I guess it’s just best to deal with the problem at hand.

I find that a routine helps. Praying helps. It helps to get some distance sometimes too. Oh, and lists – lots and lots of lists. My husband has already learned the chant “if it ain’t on the list – it don’t get done”. His question is usually, “Which list do I put this on? The to-do list, the to-get-list, or the to-want-list?” I usually respond, “The to-wish list?”

Am I alone in this? What do you do to find your focus? (I could use some help here).


About Angie Kinsey

Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Auntie and Student of Life.

Posted on June 28, 2011, in Motivational, Pontifical, Religion and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The other day when you started to post this – i was so disappointed that you took it off – because it just the first paragraph describes me to the T and not because my name starts with Teri!!!

  2. I hear ya Teri. Someone, namely me, hit the wrong button on the wrong post. Ugh. Some days I think I may never think clearly again, but who needs it right? 🙂 It’s highly overrated and who has the time to think clearly anyway?

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