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1/13/14 8:31 A

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Good morning, Lissa! It's morning and already my mind is blown. My computer is as cluttered as my kitchen, and I'm looking at all the stuff with dismay. A normal person could have much of it all cleaned up in half an hour, but I'll bumble around all day and get very little done. I marvel at normal people and how they can do these things.

It's important that I not beat myself up and not allow other people to beat me up over my being like this.

I'm a caregiver, and I have too much to do today. I'm afraid the clutter will have to wait till later in the afternoon.
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1/13/14 7:39 A

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Yeah, it's the same situation with me. I end up overwhelmed and then usually end up getting nothing done. I sometimes wish I had a person to follow me around all day and tell me what to focus on when and for how long because sometimes its all a jumbled mess of stuff that I have to do and think about.
And to Laurence, I do that with google and the internet too.

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11/20/13 8:06 P

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I hope someone will check in and keep this thread going.

Yes, I suffer from information overload. Too much information all around me. So many books, so little time. So many interesting websites, and now with Nice Mr. Google it's so easy to find out about things. I think of something, have a question, and next thing I know I'm sitting there on my butt with my face in the computer monitor, reading this and reading that and another thing and another thing.

In some ways it's wonderful to have a world of information at our fingertips, but in another way it's just too much.

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8/2/13 1:02 A

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Yes, I see what you mean. One trait that many of us share is a sort of perfectionism. So now that you know about the ADHD, you want to be the "best" ADHD person in the world!

I do agree that getting informed is very valuable. I think it helps make sense out of a lot of things that have been happening forever. But try to be content to just take it all in. You don't have to understand everything right away.

I liked the book Driven to Distraction. (And there was a second one too.) You can also learn a lot by just reading the posts on the Daily Chat.

And the eating part of it is also a lifelong journey. Aim at doing "OK" and not at being perfect. It sounds like you did just fine at that Mongolian grill. It says something good about you that you realize that eating a home cooked meal has advantages. So little by little, you will fit that into your schedule more.

Be kind to yourself and be patient!

Sparkfully Yours, Judi

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8/1/13 11:28 P

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Thanks for you reply, Judi. Perhaps I did not title my post right but it was a bit of a more generalized question in my mind. Since I have been diagnosed with (or at least lean towards) ADHD, I have been a bit OCD about getting information about it. There is SO MUCH that it's hard for me to sort through it all. Same with say weigh loss and healthy eating. I know I need to make a menu and grocery list and stuff yet it all seems overwhelming. This whole week and tonight was a prime example of needing to do this. My daughter and I have not had a home cooked meal all week. Then my husband springs on me he's going out with his dad so my daughter and I are on our own. We did go out to Chinese buffet but I think I did 'ok' getting mostly just the Mangolian grill with lots of vegetables. Not exactly the healthiest and portions a tad off but better than other times I went. Anyway, I just get too overwhelmed with too many choices a lot of the time.

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7/31/13 10:23 P

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Tell me more about what kinds of information are coming at you, and from where. Is it too much diet info on Spark People, too much current events on the news, too much of people telling you all their troubles? Say a little more and I might have some advice.

I don't specifically feel like I have information overload, but I do sometimes feel like I have "too much going on" and I can get a feeling of anxiety or being overwhelmed.

Sparkfully Yours, Judi

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7/31/13 2:02 P

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Do any of you feel like you have infomation overload all the time? I imagine some of you do too and I wonder what some of you do about it?

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