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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/action/view/entry_id/792471
by NYPen
Rated: E · Book · Educational · #1942316
Contemplative thoughts that infiltrate the mind.
#792471 added September 29, 2013 at 10:44pm
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Wandering mind
         Why does my mind wander in so many directions without settling on one topic, one idea, or one thing at a
time?  I seem to be engaged in so many things at once.  I'm reading many books, articles, blogs, and stories, and yet I'm not accomplishing much.  Is this some sort of attention deficit disorder?  I've never been diagnosed with any such issues.
         Getting older seems to have burdened me with the urgency to read everything in sight.  I don't know if I feel as though I'm missing out on very important resources.  I'm not sure if time will slip by without me learning as much as I can.  I write daily goals hoping to accomplish whatever is on the list.  I get annoyed
when some of the goals don't get checked off. 
         I try to prioritize the most important ones.  Some get accomplished but there seems to always be a few goals left on the paper.  I feel as though I've wasted my day.  My schedule is just as busy as someone elses but there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day.  I just want to finish what I write down. 
         I know I could make a shorter list.  I've realized that this will curb those disappointments in non-accomplishments, Life will be much easier if I can take my goals one item at a time.  I need to stop throwing everything into the pile all at once.  Maybe at the end of the day I will be able to throw my goals list away with all of the goals crossed off. 
         While I'm writing this piece my mind is running in different directions.  I need to have a big net so that I can catch my mind.  Does anyone have this issue?  I hope I'm not alone.  I have a feeling that some people may respond in light humor, and say yes.  I don't have a problem with that.
         Hey, I took the time to settle on one item as I wrote this piece.  Writing puts my mind on one topic, the topic at hand.  I love writing because it keeps my mind focused on the subject at hand.  I may have attention deficit disorder but I don't think it invades my writing.  Writing is a goal I can definitely accomplish. 
         Be still my wandering mind.  I want to accomplish one goal at a time.  Let me check my list and cross off the first item.  Checking goals off the list is a wonderful accomplishment.  Time to go to the next goal. 


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