I’ve known for a while now that bipolar disorder and attention deficit disorder overlap biologically.
But the experience of it is more direct and problematic. It’s ridiculously easy for me to drown in my mind, especially a computer activity, never coming up for air, going without food for long periods of time, not even realizing that I need air or food.
Here is one way that I deal with that. I have alarms on my android tablet set to go off at certain times (which become increasingly annoying when I try to snooze them) and compel me to do certain activities. This alarm just went off, so it’s time to leave blogging and go dogging. Here is the song that I use, highly recommended after much experimentation, to get myself out of myself and out the door.
And here is my motivation, ESA Sergeant Samwise, fearless from day one.