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I have horrible concentration. The absolute worst. I've had to deal with it ever since I was a kid, and even now when i'm 22, I still have a strong case of ADD.
Recently my schedule has cleared up tremendously, and i'm having the hardest time filling it up with things to do. Since i'm going to school part time this year for art/animation, I thought i'd really hammer it home and spend a great deal of time drawing.
Problem is, I just can't seem to focus! Currently I take a form of Adderal called Vyvanse, which actually works pretty well without any negative side effects. However, only recently did I discover that it won't fix the distraction problem, it'll just make you more focused on that.
A good chunk of my day is wasted online, enough to feel like it's become a bit of an addiction. Don't worry, I don't spend my entire day on the computer, or play an MMO that syphons 60 hours a week out of my time. It's more along the lines of "Wake up, check email, burn away a few hours doing nothing, then go out and do what I was going to at 2/3 in the afternoon." Whenever I get home at around 8/9/whenever, I just kill the rest of my time away doing this. I've tried going cold turkey on the whole computer thing, but I actually do need it for e-mail and software, as well as the occasional online chat with the family.
I have more of an analytical mindset, so a lot of times it takes me forever to just get started on things, then once I start them I say to myself "gee, why didn't I do this earlier?"
Best example I could give: Imagine you had to paint a picture by Saturday, and it's the Sunday prior. I'd spend Sunday through Thursday preparing everything to be ready, then only start to paint until Friday, feeling like a goof for not starting earlier.
I gotta stop doing things like this or i'll never get anything done, and I only have a year and a half to get my act together before i'm thrown out into the real world.
What are some steps I can take to moderate my time better? How can I just dive into things without getting distracted? Any help would be great!