Six Lazy Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Being Productive
What effect does it have and what kind of people need it? It's an ADD/ADHD medication, often used by HS/College students to help concentration when studying and working long hours on assignments. At first I laughed at this deadpan, "it's funny because it's truuuuuue" joke, being that this is my solution on a nearly daily basis. But on a serious note, because people think Adderall is a magic pill for lazy people that does all your work for you, I have ADHD and people don't realize that it's not just about distractibility...I have really shitty executive functioning, so initiating tasks or switching from one to another is astonishingly difficult. The right dose of the right stimulant (I prefer Vyvanse/Adderall combo), doesn't make a difference only in my ability to focus on the task at hand, but much more so in my ability to go, "Ok, now it is time to start the thing that I want to do right now." That internal voice is subtle, but it's key. Focus on the task is secondary for productivity.
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