I have Adult ADHD, I swear. Maybe not even the adult version . . . quite possibly the infantile version. When, I want to know, did it become impossible for me to concentrate on just one thing at a time? My mind hops all over the place pretty much constantly. Most often, it’s a positive thing.. because it does allow me to accomplish multiple things during the course of my day. Other times, however – it can really be distracting and irritating.
Overstimulation of my senses gets to me. Phones, TVs, radios, people talking, the little noise my email makes when a new message comes in, the clickety clacking of my keyboard, birds outside my window… most days I’m fine with it all. Some days I could scream.
Today is one of those “I could scream” days.
However – about 6 months ago, I found a really nice solution to those “I could scream” days.
I bought these. They are “Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones” by BOSE. They cancel out everything. I mean… everything. I have them on at the moment and can’t even hear the clickety clacking of my keyboard as I type this. They are perfect and I couldn’t live without them, seriously.
Sometimes, I plug them into my computer and listen to music as I work. I’m doing that now… and before I realized it, I was tapping my foot along with Peter Framptoms “Show Me The Way”.
Peter Frampton. How many people even remember who Peter Frampton is?
Not only am I over stimulated, but I’m old too.