Help me think better!
January 12, 2014 9:01 PM Subscribe
First off, this isn't a "what do I have?" question. I'm being treated for inattentive ADD and some depression and anxiety. Long story there. But one thing the meds haven't addressed yet is the ability to deeply analyze something and not just pop off the first thing that comes to my head.
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I want to be able to read a book or an article, think about it, and soak it in so that I can retain its information. I want to be able to analyze an issue effectively, explore all possibilities, and come up with the best answer. Too often I'll respond to something and someone will think of something else much more comprehensive and meaningful. Too often I will be asked for a decision, and mine will ultimately be the wrong decision. It's like I'm too careless, not thinking through everything.
In college I would barely scratch the surface of an issue in a term paper; in fact, my first thesis draft was a whopping 25 pages (it ended up being 125 after my advisor kept after me).
I want to be able to more deeply understand something and go beyond. Write beautiful, meaningful poetry and lyrics. Are there books, exercises, cognitive therapy mechanisms that will help me in this area?