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Paying attention or catastrophy takes place

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Suzanne, Nov 7, 2020.

  1. Suzanne

    Suzanne Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    If my mind veers away, I will spill coffee, if holding, or like this morning, I missed my mouth and coffee spilled.

    I have to keep attention on what I am doing, otherwise accidents will happen. So tiring.
     
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  2. Kalinychta

    Kalinychta Well-Known Member

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    I know exactly what you’re talking about, ugh. It’s so frustrating and embarrassing. But also kind of funny at the same time.
     
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  3. Suzanne

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    Yes, I try to laugh it off, because it is embarrassing and of course, in front of my husband, I get a good ribbing from him. Is your mouth that big? How can you miss that? I don't know anyone who does that, accept for you.
     
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  4. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    Guilty. We can think about something and forget our current executive funtion. Like drinking coffee. But l never miss my mouth with donuts. lol
    l need a lockdown manager in my brain that says drink coffee now. Stop. Laundry now. Stop. Useless thinking now. Stop. lol
     
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    Progster Gone sideways to the sun V.I.P Member

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    There are certain tasks I just can't do together. I can walk while holding my coffee straight, or I can even climb the stairs, but if I try to take a sip of the coffee while walking, then I'm likely to miss a step and fall - dangerous.
     
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    Multitasking is a myth. Actually, it's counterproductive. According to the latest research, yes.

    That's my excuse.
     
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  7. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    yes- we mutitask for the sole purpose of......... being counterproductive. lol
     
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    Thinx Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I m the same, spills, food down my front, knocking into furniture etc. It's hard to care though. :oops:
     
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    I burn myself if cooki
    ng and people want me to communicate yup horrid!!!!!
     
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    I can walk, swing my arms, breathe and hear,
    all at the same time...
    ... I'm claiming that one :D
     
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    Gracey Well-Known Member

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    I have an Operations Manager for that.
    When bread is under the grill and I'm waiting for it to toast,
    I might spot something else that needs doing in the kitchen.
    My (mental) Ops Manager warns,
    "Don't you dare !"

    My fire alarm sometimes lets me know when the bread is toasted (cremated) :)

    My Ops Manager is smug. "Told you so..." :)
     
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    LOL oh yes. I'm 32 years old and have yet to learn how to drink properly like an adult without spilling my drink all over my face. (At home I use a straw a lot.) Or punching something instead of grabbing it, knocking it over. Or walking into walls, or furniture.

    I'm a hot mess.