helen-louise (baratron) wrote,
helen-louise
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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.
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