Part 6 of 23 Signs You’re Secretly an Introvert

6. You’re easily distracted.

Wait, what?  Oh, yes please! 😉

I’ve never been diagnosed with any kind of ADD, but I tell you what, I have some compulsions and I definitely have issues with being distracted.  Now that I’m clear on the whole introvert thing, I get it.

Whether working or at home, if I have too many things to accomplish in a day, I’m jumping from task to task until it’s all done.

Housecleaning is a toughie sometimes, depending on how much needs done.  I’ll start in one room, pass another and notice things that need done in there and completely forget that I was already involved elsewhere.  Eventually I’ll come back to the original task because I’ll realize I was working there first.  It’s frustrating and comical at the same time.

Work – oy vey.  I’m a hard worker, but I tell you, if I come in and I’m pounced on with a bunch of different tasks, or usually in my case – crises, I’ll freak out a little until I sort it all out in my mind and on paper.  Someone can’t volunteer so I have to find a replacement, someone needs this or that, I need to get my newsletter insert done, the computer is throwing an error – can I look at it?

SCREAM!  Once I get it under control in my mind, I’m all over it.  But to get to that point I have a little meltdown because it’s too much and I can’t prioritize it all that fast.  It doesn’t help that I’m a “pleaser” personality, too.  I want to be liked and I want to be seen doing a good job and I hate letting people down.

I almost always need a to-do list written down to stay on task. It helps so much, and it’s really rewarding to see, at the end of the day, all I accomplished.

Now I hope to finish the laundry I started yesterday and not end up cleaning out the garage because I had to take something to the trash can…:P

Happy Sunday, you crazies!

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