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post #79246 of 94709
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

You know how you don't get distracted? Take away all stimulation of any sort. No music. Turn off your phone. Turn off your wi-fi (or, if you need to look up papers, greenlight only specific sites - add to the list as needed - essentially, create a big energy barrier to your being able to access the internet.) Lock your door. Ignore your friends. Sit and work. Take away anything else (shitty novels, magazines, etc...) that might distract you. Write a list (pen and paper) of things you need to do, and the estimated amount of time needed for each task. Do each task. Do not get up for any reason other than to use the restroom or to get a drink of water. If you get hungry, Tough. Every hour, on the hour, do something that gets your blood pumping and prevents you from falling asleep. For, it's burpees and pushups. Get back to work immediately.

It's really fucking easy to do. Doesn't take any special talent. Doesn't take drugs. Just takes discipline.

I don't know if you'd self-identify as "neurotypical," or if you've had experience with people who do not, or if you have had experience with the drugs that are prescribed for those with pronounced mental disorders, but surely you can't think it's that simple. The distractions aren't the problem, although they certainly help to maintain it. Imagine profound psychic pain—which can branch through to emotional and/or psychosomatic pain—that engulfs you as a result of the fact that, for some reason, your brain is practically allergic to the standard way of thinking that most of all society demands. Neuroplasticity is probably a thing that exceptional cases exhibit, but I'm tremendously suspicious that your spartan regimen wouldn't just compound the problems that people already have.

Oh, I guess I should mention that I'm not sure if you're referring strictly to people who recreationally use stuff like Adderall or if you're referring to all people who use it. In any case, it would help to be clear in that regard. Though your advice is probably fine for those people who've simply succumbed to years of bad habits (guilty), I hope you don't expect it to be a cure-all for those who actually deal with the effects of strongly pronounced ADHD because I can assure you it's really not as simple as that.
post #79247 of 94709
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Originally Posted by thewho13 View Post

I don't know if you'd self-identify as "neurotypical," or if you've had experience with people who do not, or if you have had experience with the drugs that are prescribed for those with pronounced mental disorders, but surely you can't think it's that simple. The distractions aren't the problem, although they certainly help to maintain it. Imagine profound psychic pain—which can branch through to emotional and/or psychosomatic pain—that engulfs you as a result of the fact that, for some reason, your brain is practically allergic to the standard way of thinking that most of all society demands. Neuroplasticity is probably a thing that exceptional cases exhibit, but I'm tremendously suspicious that your spartan regimen wouldn't just compound the problems that people already have.

Oh, I guess I should mention that I'm not sure if you're referring strictly to people who recreationally use stuff like Adderall or if you're referring to all people who use it. In any case, it would help to be clear in that regard. Though your advice is probably fine for those people who've simply succumbed to years of bad habits (guilty), I hope you don't expect it to be a cure-all for those who actually deal with the effects of strongly pronounced ADHD because I can assure you it's really not as simple as that.
He's talking about people that take drugs that weren't prescribed to them to study AKA people who should drop out
post #79248 of 94709
Yeah okay that's not where my concerns lie.
post #79249 of 94709
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Originally Posted by thewho13 View Post

Yeah okay that's not where my concerns lie.
My point exactly
post #79250 of 94709
Now what?
post #79251 of 94709
I like to have a study snack. Apple, granola bar, iced tea. alien.gif

Also where should I look for cheap, slim trousers? CoS? ToJ?
post #79252 of 94709
I'm going to be in New York in 2 weeks (family vacation), does anybody stock the cropped flight pants still? They're sold out everywhere online.
post #79253 of 94709
Which AA tees do you guys like? I don't have any experience with them.
post #79254 of 94709

sheer jersey loose summer crew is their best imo

a good tee

post #79255 of 94709
Free returns now, I should jump on the bandwagon. I realized that perhaps my wider than usual hips may not benefit from long tees as it hugs and exaggerates my proportions. AA a bit shorter than Everlane?
Edited by gettoasty - 5/11/13 at 3:51pm
post #79256 of 94709

I can only comment on the loose summer crews but they're pretty long, M is just a bit over 30" iirc.

post #79257 of 94709
Does anyone know where I can get cool vintage indigo Japanese fabrics? I really like the old worn and washed look. Looking for some for a project
post #79258 of 94709
That might be hard to find, indigo is always one of those colors that never really goes away in terms of interest.
post #79259 of 94709
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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

Does anyone know where I can get cool vintage indigo Japanese fabrics? I really like the old worn and washed look. Looking for some for a project


http://nyelegantfabrics.com/

 

http://bandjfabrics.com/

post #79260 of 94709
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Originally Posted by thewho13 View Post

I don't know if you'd self-identify as "neurotypical," or if you've had experience with people who do not, or if you have had experience with the drugs that are prescribed for those with pronounced mental disorders, but surely you can't think it's that simple. The distractions aren't the problem, although they certainly help to maintain it. Imagine profound psychic pain—which can branch through to emotional and/or psychosomatic pain—that engulfs you as a result of the fact that, for some reason, your brain is practically allergic to the standard way of thinking that most of all society demands. Neuroplasticity is probably a thing that exceptional cases exhibit, but I'm tremendously suspicious that your spartan regimen wouldn't just compound the problems that people already have.

Oh, I guess I should mention that I'm not sure if you're referring strictly to people who recreationally use stuff like Adderall or if you're referring to all people who use it. In any case, it would help to be clear in that regard. Though your advice is probably fine for those people who've simply succumbed to years of bad habits (guilty), I hope you don't expect it to be a cure-all for those who actually deal with the effects of strongly pronounced ADHD because I can assure you it's really not as simple as that.

Er... I actually am raising a kid who has near genius level intelligence, but also has severe ADHD. So yes, I know what you are talking about. The distractions are a big part of the problem. They are issues even for normal people, much less people who have attention deficit in the first place. I think that it's too easy to say that medication alone is the answer, although it certainly helps.

Incidentally, I don't think that anyone who knows me would call me neurotypical. However, and this was especially useful during college, I am able to block out everything except for the task on which I was focused. It's a skill that can be learned, but not one that can necessarily be taught.
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

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He's talking about people that take drugs that weren't prescribed to them to study AKA people who should drop out

This. Also, since finals are upon or are imminent for many students, it's free advice from a crotchety faculty type. Don't ask profs what you need (in an exam) to pass a class. They hate that. All of them. If you are A-type, and want to know what you need to get an A, well, it's annoying, but at least the student cares enough to really dig into the work, if only for a good grade. If the student is gunning to just sneak into the pass column... well, best to not advertise that.
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