Ex Bibliotheca

The life and times of Zack Weinberg.

Wednesday, 1 May 2002

# 1 PM

Hyperfocus is a phenomenon observed mostly in people with ADD. Most of the time ADD individuals cannot concentrate on much of anything. However, they often have the ability to concentrate on one thing to the exclusion of anything else, for hours on end, if they really want to.

I can do this sometimes; for me it's more like "if I really need to". I did it on Monday, putting in about eight hours straight to complete the big merge I mentioned then.

The problem is it leaves me utterly wiped out for up to a day afterward.