I realized Sunday that while focus is a skill I still struggle with at times; when I am in the zone, I have little to no tolerance for anything that disturbs my focus.
Just the sound of the lawnmower threw me into a tailspin. I lost focus and with that loss, also went my temper! While my outburst remained internal, I was surprised that I got so angry with the disruption to my work. Not real proud of myself!
While I have struggled with ADHD my entire life, I do have the tendency to hyperfocus. I block out the entire world and concentrate solely on my task. To have that focus broken, as I said, can really throw me. A new goal to add to my list? A more Zen attitude toward life's little disturbances.
Rolling with the flow has never been my thing. Control freak? Maybe so, especially when I am writing. Perhaps it is time to invest in a set of noise-blocking headsets!
Working on my Zen...