As adults with ADHD we often have a black or white view of hyperfocus. On one hand we see it as a powerful elixir or superpower that allows us incredible focus and productivity. On the other, we know that hyperfocus can distract us from what is important by dragging us down Alice in Wonderland style rabbit holes.
In today’s episode, Shelly and Cam discuss how to create awareness around hyperfocus by distinguishing when we are hyperfocusing on tasks that are timely and relevant from tasks that are not. We bring in examples from our own experience, discuss popular examples of hyperfocus portrayal, and discuss how hyperfocus differs from flow state.
Episode links + resources:
- Tim Urban: Wait but Why
- Cal Newport: Deep Work
- Our Process: Understand, Own, Translate.
- About Cam and Shelly