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Aug 06, 2005 9:55 amJust 5 Minutes...#

Sue T.
Food for thought. Coming from a place of understanding how it feels to lose focus, I give you this. You can all have, and have proven you can have and move when you need to and want to... :) So, I ignore the label of ADD/ADHD because I am, and you are much, much more than this... :) This having been said...

As I've done many times before... last night I was relaxing on the couch and my eyes, very heavy began to close and I thought, just five minutes... juuust fiiiive minuuuut zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....


What struck me, when I woke up later on at 3:30 a.m. because (and now I'm awake and going to need a nap later or very soon because it is now 5:30 a.m.) my body had rested sufficiently enough to wake me up and say "rise and shine"!

Is, what have you said to yourself? Hmmm?

I said just 5 minutes ... and woke up hours later.

How many times have any one of you said, I'll do it tomorrow (just 5 minutes) and yet a week, a month, a year has gone by and ... you're still saying... "just 5 minutes" ...

The moment it gone isn't it? Time has no keeper. It moves on whether we want it to or not ... life goes on whether we do something we really want to or not.

Now admittedly I'm bleary eyed but I want to share this because "just 5 minutes" or "tomorrow" can turn into 5 yrs., 10 years or 20 years of your life ... in an "instant" ...

So why wait 5 minutes? :)

Get it?

I'm not saying be hard on yourself for the things you may put off in the spirit of prioritizing, however I am saying to prioritize the things you want to do and start doing them... tomorrow will come ... so will the next day, and the next... and in just 5 minutes, you could miss opportunities to turn your life around, learn something new, go out with a friend you may think you're too busy to see, or work out, or build your business...

So the next time you think, "just 5 minutes" ...

Do something, one small thing towards who you really want to be, towards what you really need...and what you really want.

Or in the alternative "take a huge giant leap" towards something you've been putting off!


XO Sue T.

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Aug 12, 2005 2:37 pmre: Just 5 Minutes...#

Mari Laura Skjelvik
On the same note ..
Whenever I have something busseling in my mind, something I like or want to do or just thoughts, they tend to keep me churning on the same thing instead of moving on and actually doing my task at hand, well not overly actve anyway.

So I find it very productive to write it down and then file it in my, Inside My Mind file.
It really helps me clear my mind and focus again on my predetermind task at hand.

Norwegian Coffeeaholic:)

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Aug 12, 2005 3:59 pmre: Just 5 Minutes...#

Warren Simonoff

Wonderful dissertation of how time slips away. For us as ADDers time is so abstract.

All of us are under the ADD/ADHD umbrella; however, we are still all unique. What may help is a PDA with alarm, or a cell phone with an alarm; then that 5-minute nap can be limited. Also exercise and supplements are good enregizers. The exercise can be at least a half hour 3X a week, even if its brisk mall walking; finding a buddy will keep you on track, even if you and that buddy connect by cell phone across the country.

As to supplements, that's a broad topic. A reputable multivitamin for women is good as well as Omega Acid 3 or fish oil; again, it must be a reputable brand, AND check it out with your doctor so as not to be contraindicated with any meds taken. That is a good general rule whatever supplements are taken.

With the above the hope is that your body's circadian rhythm will be more in synch and your routine and time issues will become more palatable.

Good luck!!

Warren Simonoff
ADD Coach

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Aug 13, 2005 12:26 pmre: re: Just 5 Minutes...#

Sue T.
I'm sorry! I didnt' see that you guys had written back! You know being as "creative" is really a great thing, but I think one thing that's important to note is that due to being as creative as we are, time does slip away...

We may not focus on either the more pleasant side of life or the balance we need to have in order to focus in the manner we need to.

Omega 3 fish oil! Now, I've been saying I wanted to try that but I keep forgetting.

I take a multi-complex vitamin for memory actually. Yet I keep forgetting about this Omega 3. Thank you for bringing it up!

I'm not interested in all those "meds" they say help with this if I can find the ways around myself. They scare me actually... I've seen people on certain things and they appear to be (no offense to those who may take them, I'm just afraid of them...) off on cloud 9 with even less direction and confusion in their minds. I'll stay away and find the more natural ones.

:) Sue T.

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Aug 13, 2005 1:22 pmre: re: re: Just 5 Minutes...#

Mari Laura Skjelvik
You will LOVE the fish oil Omega3, it will make wonders.

Well you have to try it to see, give it a month and then you will see. It not only helps brain, it also calms those PMS stress, and suger cravings.
And a nice benefit is your skin will be softer too, amazing thing those Omega3's. Smoothing joints and muscles , and feed the brain. Yup.


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Aug 13, 2005 3:38 pmMari: Just 5 Minutes...#

Sue T.
Just wrote it down so I won't forget :) and I'll see about getting some this weekend. It's frustrating to have brain fog and I'm all for not waiting for it to clear.

Sue T.

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Aug 14, 2005 1:03 pmOmega 3: Mari: Just 5 Minutes...#

Sue T.
BOUGHT SOME YESTERDAY! LOL :) I'll let you know how it goes. :)

Sue T.

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