I’m smart, well not boasting, but the things that lots of people consider conventionally smart come easy to me. I’m equally stupid about things that lots of people consider conventionally stupid. Just occurred to me that to have adhd to be adhd or to have an adhd brain or mindset is that I quite simply don’t do moderation. It’s not something I understand how to do. I squander money, I eat too much, drink too much and basically live a life of hedonism, in my own particular way, forget Rambo, that was *his* way. I do me, which can mean spending 2 hours writing a response on Reddit to something literally pointless, but tickled *my* psyche for a moment.

Moment… there’s a word. With adhd, a moment which most people agree means a split second, for me means “as long as this thing takes” wow, that’s it. It’s pretty profound to me at least. A moment is a single end to end time period of variable length that once finished is done. I can start a new moment, picking up the last, where I left off, but often I just leave it. Moments of brilliance, long dark days of nothing.

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Colm Gallagher

Colm Gallagher

Hey, I’m Colm, an anlayst from Scotland who’s interested in becoming more productive, so I’m using Medium as my way of writing down and refining my process ❤