I’ve Discovered I’m a Drug Addict

Photo by  Louis Hansel  on  Unsplash

Photo by Louis Hansel on Unsplash

I didn’t realize that I was. Yes, I knew I had a hard time sitting still. I knew it was hard to concentrate on one thing at a time. I knew that my thinking could be compulsive at times. But an addict?!

My symptoms:  It’s hard for me to settle and concentrate on a project for very long. I always want to check for new emails, look at Instagram, click on that interesting link. I even like to clean house by letting one distraction lead me to another, until eventually the whole house is clean — rather than just getting the floors done and being done with it.

Why this is a problem:   Some situations in life require the ability to be still, to savor, to focus for extended periods. Personally, I know that when I remove distractions and set aside bigger blocks of time, I can be more creative, produce higher quality products, and solve bigger problems.

Photo by  Zoltan Tasi  on  Unsplash

Photo by Zoltan Tasi on Unsplash

My drug of choice:  Dopamine