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April 12, 2012 11:42 AM Subscribe
How do I replicate the motivational mindset I have while on Adderall when I'm sober?
posted by bumpjump to health & fitness (28 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
About 3 months ago I tried Adderall for the first time on a whim and it was the most eye-opening experience of my life. For the first time in my life I actually wanted to not only start tasks, but complete them and then move onto another task. As someone who's struggled with motivation and task-completion issues throughout his life, I'd never experienced this mindset before. I began buying pills of my friend every month because neither I nor my parents have health insurance (I'm 24) and I'm not in school right now so getting tested for ADD/ADHD is out of the question.
When I'm not on Adderall I get distracted very quickly and have a tendency to mentally say "fuck it" when I realize I have a partially completed project/task. It could be as simple as putting away my laundry or as important as filing my taxes on time; either way I end up either not doing it at all or doing it after the deadline. I'm currently working 3 part-time jobs and I'm regularly late to all of them because I decide that browsing Reddit while half-dressed/watching TV/engaging in a distracting activity is more important than getting to work on time.
Because of my insurance circumstances and because my friend can't give me 15 pills out of his prescription every month, I want to know how I can effectively replicate the desire to sit down and create a time management plan, decide what tasks I need to finish, and then do them one by one without Adderall. What worked for you?
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