Re: keeping your focus and goals
THIS IS A LONG RESPONSE, I HOPE IT HELPS....
I think it a common thing for bi polarís to be multi task and this is a major problem for keeping focused. Since I am fairly stable by medication, keeping focus has become a little easier. I have recently been given the task of handling my disabled fatherís finances. I had to buy a filing box and go threw all the paper work to organize. A big task and I have come to love it. Iíve learned not to allow myself to walk away from any project until completed or filed away for another scheduled day. Almost daily I have to keep track of either some banking matters, money coming in/out, investments maturing, new investment opened, reading and organizing his mail The responsibility was originally overwhelming but it has forced me to become more focused.
Things I have learned:: never handle a paper twice (you can apply this to many facets in your life); make a schedule and stick to it (plan your dive and dive your plan (in other words make a daily plan the night before and go do the plan the following day)); jot down conversations and then immediately rewrite them in details and immediately act upon or file it; commit one or two places which you use to put things on/in like a purse; paper work, keys, glasses, etc. As mom used to say, Ďa place for everything and everything in its placeí; before I go to bed I recount my day, people Iíve spoken to, places I visited, things I accomplished and if there is something that is bothering me I will write it down before bedtime so that I can take care of it the morning and not have it bother me during sleep. I think the responsibility of be responsible for anotherís well-being has make my life less multi tasked and more focused. I could have never accomplished all that I have without the focus needed. Good Luck, Karen