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Old 08-07-06, 06:44 PM
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This reminds me... I was in a cafe having coffee and I totally zoned out. A very perceptive fellow I knew caught me doing it and he commented "I wish I could do that"... I was a little embarassed having gotten caught red-handed zoning like that.

It is the one characteristic of ADHD that I deeply appreciate.


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Heh, that's how I got the Kid to realise her meds worked! I was unmedicated and she was medicated and we sat at the clinic office. The walls there are very soothing and extremely zone-friendly. I said "OK, let's try something. Zone with me!".

I went off to Outer Space and she kept poking me "Momma? MOMMA! I can't zone! And I sure hope I do not look as dumb as you do when I zone, sheesh Momma...".

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Old 08-12-06, 11:35 AM
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Nova - me too! Exactly.

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Hyperfocus has been a part of my life...I really don't even notice I'm doing it, unless I do have to 'tear myself away'...and focus on something other than what I'm doing.

A form of obsession...I suppose. One that I can't seem to stop 'thinking/researching'...like the subject of it is always on my 'backburner'...waiting...

It has it's positive and negative effects on me..
Positive is that I go beyond what's necessary to accomplish what I'm doing..
Negative is that anything else, during that time, becomes 'secondary' (even when it's just as much of a priority).

The difficulty I have is acknowledging that some things I hyperfocus on, are not vital, and I really shouldn't be that focused on them.


But then again...if I could do that..I wouldn't have this issue, LOL !
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Old 08-12-06, 02:48 PM
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I hyper focus a lot. I have to admit that my husband loves it when I hyperfocus on cleaning....he comes in the door and I am cleaning the door with bleach because there is nothing else to clean......I know it is neurotic, but, I do tend to hyperfocus on cleaning, or being on this forum a lot too...or reading,etc.
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Old 08-13-06, 11:53 PM
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My biggest greivence with hyperfocus is that I end up blocking out those who are close to me. I forget about things that should be addressed. Nothing matters other then what's at hand. What's at hand many times can be something that is totally insignificant the next time I think of it.
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The bliss is a great ride!

I have a hugh Turmo in the sho that has fire damage on one of the high corners and it has been in my shop for 4 years now. I looked at it today and thought it's time for a hyper secsion on this turmo to restore it. It will be a project that will take me about 60 hours and one I am looking forward to after I finish the evaluation and documentation of.

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Wow! What a concept!! That explains most of my life!! I get very bent out of shape when my wife pulls me away from my guitars, or my computer, or if I'm in the middle of a project, and she wants to cuddle or something.

Come to think of it, I think she likes to hyperfocus on me!

Really useful info!!
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Hi! I really have a problem with hyper-focus because I can be at a picnic or something where there are lots of people and I can be SO FOCUSED in talking to someone about something I'm really interested in(like a camera) and when the speaker or announcements start I do not even hear it. I do this when pictures are being passed around and the speach starts and I'm so zoned out with looking at the pictures that I will just start talking to someone and the speaker has already started. I don't know why I do this and it's really embarrasing and I am seen as being rude.
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The amount of energy being used makes them very irritable. If a parent interrupts the computer game or movie with a question, a call for lunch, or a request - the ADHD Children is likely to explode in a burst of verbal or physical aggression. His or her concentration has been broken and that neurochemical activity spills out into the room, or is directed at the interrupting source
I knew hyper-focusing was an issue with me, but I did not know that the anxiety that comes with it or the verbal lashing out were directly related. I tend to yell a lot at people when they interrupt me when I'm on the computer...
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Hyperfocusing is my favorite thing about being ADD. I never feel as fully engaged mentally as I do when I'm hyperfocused on something. Unfortunately I don't have much control over what I hyperfocus on, but I like to take medicine holidays for a few days every few months so I can zone out to my heart's content, and I find it to be kind of therapeutic!
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Oh, and I do Hate to be interrupted!! Don't like to come down from my cloud!
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MusikGeliebter, I totally agree, I even hyperfocus on TV (of course this is usually not what I am trully hyperfocussing on) and hate it when my wife wants me to do something else. When I am in an extreme hyperfocus, my mind is so alive, it is like a drug that I am almost depressed when my thoughts are a little less focused. I don't know if anyone else experiences the similar ups and downs, but being in a hyperfocus state make me feel so alive, my mind is literally on fire, processing, thinking, running models from my code, everything is so clear. But, thinking about other things becomes difficult. When it ends and my mind is darting around, not focused, I almost feel depressed.
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I can relate to hyperfocusing. I get wrapped up in things to the exclusion of 'what's important.' Eg I got wrapped up in numerology when 06.06.06 was coming up. Especially when I found out that Bill Gates was a '6' using the ASC11 code. I just had to know what numbers my family and friends (and the dog and budgie) were. My sister thought I was psychotic. By the way what 'Is Important?'
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