August 11th, 2010

goggles

This is nasty.

I'm already in a bad mood because I've registered for the Wellcome Trust Library & am supposed to be getting remote access to their journals, & it's not working. I can access the current issue of any of the journals, but not the archive - which makes it fairly pointless. (How often is the article I want going to be in the current issue?). And I've just returned to my office after using a computer in the main lobby in the hope it would behave better, to find that my officemate has stunk up the place by farting a lot! Oh joy!
introspection

Multitasking, or not, as the case may be.

For me, one of the main differences that distinguishes good from bad mental health is my ability to multitask. When I'm completely mentally healthy, I can multitask easily and if I'm trying to work and get blocked for some reason, I can switch to something else. When I'm not so mentally healthy, I get a single track mind and if I get blocked on whatever I'm supposed to be doing (e.g. because I can't get the papers I need), I can't get anything else done either. All my ability to focus is tied up with what I'm supposed to be doing and can't, and I don't know how to get it back so that I can concentrate on something else.

I think I've known this subconsciously for a very long time, but never actually articulated it before. Huh.